Meghan Markle left it all on the field alongside stars like Chrissy Teigen, John Legend and Michael B. Jordan

By Stephanie Petit
February 04, 2019 12:45 PM
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While Prince Harry is often spotted on the polo field, Meghan Markle has been known to show off her athletic side as well!

Long before she was known as the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan was one of the many celebrities to hit the sand for the 2014 DirecTV Beach Bowl in New York City. The pre-Super Bowl flag football game drew stars like Chrissy Teigen (Meghan’s fellow Deal or No Deal alum), John Legend, Tracy Morgan, Guy Fieri and Aaron Paul to team up with professional athletes like NFL Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Deion Sanders that year.

Meghan, representing for the blue side, posed for photos with teammates Hannah Davis, Nina Agdal, Serena Williams and Shay Mitchell. During the game, she was tasked with defending against The Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev and celebrated Michael B. Jordan’s great play with a big hug.

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Hannah Davis, Nina Agdal, Serena Williams, Meghan Markle and Shay Mitchell
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Meghan Markle and Nina Dobrev
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Meghan Markle and Michael B. Jordan
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The blue team came out victorious, and Meghan posed with the trophy alongside Mitchell and Agdal. At one point, Teigen – who played for the white team – photobombed them!

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Meghan Markle, Nina Agdal, Shay Mitchell and Chrissy Teigen
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Aside from the win, Meghan came out of the event with a stronger relationship with her good pal Williams.

On her now-defunct lifestyle website The Tig, Meghan revealed that she actually met the tennis star at a Super Bowl party back in 2010. They reunited at the flag football event ahead of the Super Bowl four years later and have been close ever since.

“[We were] taking pictures, laughing through the flag football game we were both playing and chatting not about tennis or acting but about good old fashioned girly stuff,” the former Suits star wrote on her blog.

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Meghan Markle and Serena Williams
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DIRECTV's 8th Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl
Meghan Markle
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It’s unclear if Meghan, 37, was able to watch the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night from the U.K. After all, they’re a little busy with a move from London’s Kensington Palace to Windsor Castle’s Frogmore Cottage just weeks away and preparing to welcome their first child.

During the couple’s visit to the town of Birkenhead in mid-January, the Duchess of Sussex told the crowd when she’s due to give birth to their first child.

“We asked her how her pregnancy was going and she said she was six months and she tapped her tummy,” well-wisher Carla Gandy from nearby Wallasey, who was there with her 4-year-old daughter Sofia, tells PEOPLE.

Meghan told others gathered in Hamilton Square that she’s due in late April.