Meghan Markle's Rothy's Flats Filled With Sand at Melbourne Beach

If she looked uncomfortable, she didn't show it.

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On Thursday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited South Melbourne Beach (opens in new tab) as part of their 16-day royal tour (opens in new tab) around cities in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga. For the beach outing, Meghan smartly covered up in her Martin Grant trench coat (opens in new tab), which she wore earlier in the week, since it's always breezy by the water. Underneath her trench, she wore a Club Monaco A-line dress with gold buttons. Since royals wouldn't exactly be spotted in Flip-Flops  (opens in new tab)at a public engagement (even if it was at a beach) Meghan opted for the next best thing: a pair of flats.

Unlike Kate Middleton, who wore wedges to the beach (opens in new tab) back in 2014, Meghan re-wore her navy flats from Rothy's (opens in new tab). The close-toed shoes matched her outfit and looked great on camera, but you could tell they were completely covered in sand.

At some point, Meghan's feet even appeared to sink into the sand, meaning her shoes would have been filled with the grainy particles. Though the thought of that definitely makes some of us feel uncomfortable, Meghan, being the Duchess of Sussex and all, didn't even bat an eye. In fact, she looked rather happy as she held on to Prince Harry's hands and smiled for the cameras.

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After the beach, Meghan likely emptied out the sand from her shoes before boarding a train with Prince Harry to chat with students. She's a pro.

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This won't be the last you see of the flats, either. The shoes are completely machine washable, so Meghan can give them a quick rinse, then slip them right back on for the rest of her travel destinations. Shop her exact flats, below.

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Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at MarieClaire.com, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.