The Duchess of Sussex has been watching the game being played from the windows of Frogmore Cottage , and even made a visit to the Royal Household Bowling Club next door to her home to speak to players.
According to The Sunday Express, one observer said Meghan stopped to talk to two female players and told them she had been watching from her upstairs window.
One source said: “Meghan remarked to the two players how elegant the game looked.”
Meghan is far from the only royal admirer of the game. Six years ago, the Queen was a surprise spectator when the royal club played the Brimfield and Little Hereford Bowling Club.
She told players she had been watching The Ashes on television but decided she needed some air and had spotted the game from her Land Rover.
She spent half an hour watching and posed for photographs with players, with one spectator saying she gave a “fist pump” when informed England’s cricketers had won the game.
At the time, Brimfield player David Evans said: “It was a total surprise to the team.
“She told us she had taken some fresh air and asked if it was OK for her to watch the game.
“She watched us play for around 30 minutes in all, there was quite a lot of pressure on us to perform in front of her.
“It is an amazing coincidence she turned up, I heard she has only been to the bowls green around four times in the last 18 years.”
Princess Diana was also a fan of bowls, and was photographed several times playing the game, including on a tour of Indonesia in 1989. She also opened indoor bowl centres in Charnwood and Luton.
Tony Allcock, 63, chief executive of Bowls England, said his organisation’s 11,000 members will be “very excited” if Meghan takes up the game.
“It’s fair to say that predominantly our members are of an older level, who find the game a wonderful way to keep fit and active and a way to keep being involved in local communities.
“But we do encourage all ages, and we are finding that those in their 30s and 40s are attracted to the sport, which has no barriers and now has a relaxed dress code – shorts are encouraged in the summer.
“We have made huge strides in the game in recent years, and having someone of the duuchess’s profile being interested would be a marvellous way to encourage those of younger generations to try bowls. They would find it tremendously rewarding.”
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Bowls has had a long association with the monarchy. King Edward III decreed the game should only be played by noblemen and royals in the 14th century, while Henry VIII was a keen bowler who banned the game again for the lower classes in 1511 amid concerns archery was being neglected.
King George VI, Meghan’s great-grandfather-in-law, was a patron of the English Bowling Association.