The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, is a big fan of wedges in the summer, but royal enthusiasts have noted that the stylish footwear has been noticeably absent from her wardrobe this season. The Duchess has reportedly left the shoes at home following the revelation that the Queen does not approve of the laidback style.
We take a look back at some of her best wedge looks…
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The Duchess of Cambridge has always been a fan of wedges
"The Queen isn't a fan of wedge shoes," a source told I. "She really doesn't like them and it's well known among the women in the family."
However, there's no doubt that the Duchess is a fan of the style. The style icon even chose the shoes for one of the most memorable days in her life, when she and Prince William welcomed little Prince George and presented him to the world in 2013. Leaving the Lindo Wing, Kate looked as radiant as ever in her now iconic polka dot blue Jenny Packham gown, which she complemented with a pair of wedges.
The Duchess wore wedges when she and Prince William introduced Prince George to the world
The mother-of-two has also favoured wedges when it comes to official appearances, especially ones which require her to be light oin her feet - for example when she took part in a volleyball match during a SportsAid charity event. And the stylish royals often turns to footwear king Stuart Weitzman for her shoes.
For ultimate laidback chic, the British beauty has paired her navy blue cork wedges with a tailored blue blazer on numerous occasions, whether to complement the dazzling blue gown she wore at the 20th Commonwealth Games, or adding skinny jeans during the royal tour of New Zealand and Australia with Prince William and Prince George.
Visits abroad have often seen Kate turn to her beloved wedges - she chose her cream pair to accessorise the chic yellow dress she wore when visiting the Solomon Islands with the Duke of Cambridge.
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