Meghan Markle debuts new look

She’s captivated us with her every style move since becoming the Duchess of Sussex, so it’s hardly surprising that when Meghan Markle debuted a new hair look on Monday, everyone was there for it.

We usually see the newly married royal’s hair styled in a loose up-do or tumbling duchess curls (the kind made famous by Kate Middleton), but while visiting a university for the Coach Core Awards, Meghan decided to go in the opposite direction with a smooth and straight style.

She and Prince Harry joined 200 apprentices in a series of activities and team games prior to the awards ceremony which was designed to celebrate the achievements of young people who have taken part in the Coach Core program.

The Duchess of Sussex debuted a new, straighter hairstyle on Monday. Photo: Getty
While Meghan’s fans will recognise the look from her red carpet days in Hollywood, this was the first time she has straightened her hair since joining the palace ranks. Photo: Getty

Coach Core was established by The Royal Foundation – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s organisation – back in 2012, and gives apprentices aged between 16 and 24 the opportunity to become sports coaches in the future.

Despite getting amongst it and hitting the netball court in heels, the duchess looked as regal as every in an AU$3,000 navy Oscar de la Renta top, Altuzarra trousers and co-ordinating heels (which she kept on while training).

We’re used to seeing Meghan with the signature duchess curls. Photo: Getty
She looked stylish in an Oscar de la Renta top. Photo: Getty
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex participated in netball training and group exercises ahead of the awards ceremony Photo: Getty