And neither will Meghan Markle...
The Duchess of Cambridge is a fashion icon. In fact the Kate Middleton effect is so strong that just by wearing a brand or giving it her royal seal of approval, she can make the pieces sell out in minutes and turn small British businesses into internationally renowned brands.
But while being a royal allows you to have fashion designers at your disposal and custom made couture, there are some royal fashion rules that Kate, and her now sister-in-law Meghan will have to follow.
While the two Duchesses will always wear tights and hats in public – two official royal fashion rules, some of their fashion decisions are just to respect the Queen’s preferences – especially when it comes to footwear.
That’s right. Strappy sandals and trainers may get the royal thumbs up, but one shoe style that won’t go down as well? The royal wedge.
Kate Middleton is known to love wedges, often photographed teaming them with summer dresses, but on closer inspection, it looks like there’s a time and a place.
Kate Middleton will never wear wedges in front of the Queen, replacing them instead with court heels at events where HRH is present.
Why? For the simple fact that the Monarch doesn’t like them.
‘The Queen isn’t a fan of wedged shoes,’ a source told Vanity Fair. ‘She really doesn’t like them and it’s well known among the women in the family.’
That’s another reason why as much as we love them, we couldn’t hack it in the royal family.
We couldn’t give up wedges.