The Duchess of Cambridge is one of the most fashionable royals in the world. Her impeccable dress sense means that millions of people look at her as a fashion icon, much as they did with Princess Diana, who frequently wowed with her sleek and elegant style.
Kate Middleton has been in the public eye ever since she started dating Prince William in 2002. Since then we have seen her style grow and evolve, from casual clothes to striking dresses that leave designers clamouring for her attention.
However, one of the things you will never see Kate wearing in front of the Queen is wedges.
This is reportedly part of royal fashion regulations as the Queen is thought not be a fan of this particular shoe style.
What is a wedge?
Wedges are a type of platform shoe that has been around since the 1930s. The wedge heel is thick and attached to the sole spanning the entire width of the foot.
The height ranges from a few centimetres to several inches. The popularity of the wedge varies fluctuates according to the over-arching trend at the time.
Kate is thought to be a fan of wedges and can often be seen sporting wedges at events – just not in front of the Queen.
When Kate has any royal engagement in the Queen’s presence, she will always wear court heels that are simple and won’t attract attention.
Mun-of-three Kate never wears towering heels – she is thought to be one of the tallest female members of the royal family at around 5’9.
However, the reason for the ban on wedges is reportedly simple. According to Vanity Fair, a source said: “The Queen isn’t a fan of wedged shoes. She really doesn’t like them and it’s well known among the women in the family.”
Other fashion rules that Kate Middleton has to follow
Royal females must wear hats and tights in public.
Athletic items of clothing such as leggings are not encouraged. It is not an aversion to all categories of athletic items however as trainers are allowed.
Diamonds belong strictly in the evening, which is why wearing them before 6pm is banned.
Strappy sandals are allowed to be worn, however they must be worn with tights.