Reebok nun spices up royal wedding

A Reebok-wearing Anglican nun and a cartwheeling verger attracted attention at the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey on Friday.

Eagle-eyed viewers also noticed that the nun was wearing black Reebok Classics trainers underneath her traditional outfit, the Daily Mail reports.

Sister Annaliese Brogden was photographed sitting next to Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, wearing a pair of comfortable trainers, AEDT adds.

The internet was awash with rumours of Sister Annaliese’s role at Friday’s ceremony, with some musing she may be an MI5 agent tasked with protecting the royal heir and dubbing her the “Ninja Nun.”

But the truth is more straightforward, according to her father, Geoffrey Brogden.

“She wore the trainers for comfort and always has,” he said. “It has all caused great amusement here and at the convent. In fact, I was more shocked to see the Prime Minister’s wife not wearing a hat.”


So who WERE those nuns? Sisters in Reebok trainers who got the best seats in the house (Daily Mail)

Royal wedding: “Ninja Nun’s” footwear is just a force of habit (EADT)