Meghan Markle just wore a pair of shoes the Queen isn’t a fan of

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Meghan Markle has been killing it with her Australian tour wardrobe, especially the outfit that was a subtle tribute to Diana.

Yesterday, she looked holiday-ready in her stripy Martin Grant dress to visit Bondi beach with Prince Harry, which she accessorised with a traditional floral garland.

However, her choice of shoes might not have gone down to well with the Queen: Meghan chose wedges.

Apparently the Queen isn't a fan, and that's why Kate Middleton avoids wearing them when she sees her.

A source previously told Vanity Fair, ‘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.’

However, I'm sure the Queen wouldn't mind the Duchess wearing shoes that are comfortable to walk in on sand. Plus, they go with her outfit really well, so...

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.