You would if you could, wouldn't you?
You know when you buy a new pair of shoes and you can’t wait to wear them, but they tear your feet to absolute smithereens as soon as you put them on?
Now imagine if you had someone who could wear them in a little for you, just enough so you’re past the god-awful pain level, but not so much that they look scuffed.
Nice right? Well, the genius that is HRH The Queen has one such person, all to herself. To be fair, if you’re royalty, you’re just not going to faff about with Compeed and blisters like the rest of us, are you?
Stewart Parvin, who has designed her Maj’s wardrobe for the past 11 years, told the Evening Standard that she has a staff member whose entire job is to walk around Buckingham Palace in her new shoes.
He said, ‘The shoes have to be immediately comfortable … she does get someone to wear them. The Queen can never say “I’m uncomfortable, I can’t walk any more.” She has the right to have someone wear them in.’
The shoe breaker (as we like to call her) apparently dons a pair of beige cotton ankle socks and must only walk on carpets until the leather is softened, thus keeping the sole pristine.
Queen Elizabeth II is known for wearing black patent heels by Anello & Davide for work commitments, and we all know how tough patent leather can be, so we get where she’s coming from.
Now you know that it’s not just money you won’t find in the Queen’s purse, it’s plasters too. Love it.