Before she was Duchess Meghan, Meghan Markle was just another actress making her way through Hollywood. And like many movie and TV stars, she had extensive knowledge of the foods and fitness routines that would keep her camera-ready. But it was always about more than just appearance for the California native — it was about physical health, mental clarity and overall wellness. And it still is.
Now that she’s a royal, the toned Duchess of Sussex has to stay mum about her exercise regimen and diet — even though she has visited gyms in London, including Chelsea’s KX Studio, and continues to work out. The mom-to-be is so dedicated to remaining active, in fact, that she and Prince Harry are planning to install a gym in their new Frogmore House home on the Windsor Estate. “There is a new nursery and there are plans to build a gym and a yoga studio,” a source told Us in November 2018. “Meghan loves her yoga and it’s her avid workout, so the fact that she has a place to practice privately is something she really wanted.”
But when the Suits star ran the lifestyle blog The Tig, she was very open about all the ways she stayed so fit. From hot yoga to reformer Pilates to running, the duchess has tried just about every workout you can think of. And she knew how to motivate herself too. As she once told Us Weekly of a workout mantra she picked up, “You’ve got to burn it to earn it, you’ve got to sweat it to get it!” As for diet, the former yoga teacher’s daughter has always stuck to plant-based, healthy fare — but that doesn’t mean she didn’t also talk about her love of wine!
Whether you’re looking for exercise ideas, are curious about healthy foods or just want to know all about Meghan’s healthful life before and during pregnancy, scroll through to hear what we know about the royal’s routine — in her own words!