Kate Middleton’s love for wedges is reason #5,482 we adore her: picking comfortable, matches-with-most shoes is so very relatable. It appears the shoe-affair might be coming to an end now, with reports that the Queen (a.k.a. her grandmother-in-law) isn’t so keen on the style.
“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,” a source told Vanity Fair. Royal reporter Katie Nicholl says Kate’s never worn the style while at an event with the Queen.
While it’s likely the Duchess hasn’t entirely written out her favorites, they certainly haven’t had any air-time recently. The birth of Princess Charlotte kept her out of the public eye for a bit, and when she has made appearances it’s either in simple pumps (for the christening) or her other trusty kick-arounds: boat shoes. Heck, for her recent trip to Wimbledon she even picked nude heels.
The cork-soled wedges are typically employed by Kate for casual outfits, often finishing off her go-to combo of skinny jeans and double-breasted blazer, often from Zara. She does trot them out for fancier engagements though, including this trip to the Commonwealth Games in Scotland last summer.
When she toured Australia and New Zealand with William and George last spring, she packed more than one pair of wedges. To mix things up, she wore a linen slingback style with this Hobbs dress.
But don’t think she traveled overseas without her beloved Stuart Weitzman wedges. The pair made a reappearance with this Diane von Furstenberg dress.