Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton have strict rules to follow as members of the Royal family, including not wearing wedges around Queen Elizabeth.
Some of the guidelines set for Royals stem from proper etiquette, while others are based solely on the Queen’s preferences.
According to Vanity Fair, the strict no wedges policy is dictated entirely by The Queen’s preferences. While this fashion bylaw isn’t official, sources say that neither Meghan Markle nor Kate Middleton will wear wedges around the 92-year-old British monarch.
One source told the outlet: “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.”
Although neither the Duchess of Sussex, nor the Duchess of Cambridge, will come before the Queen in wedges, Kate Middleton has been known to wear them on official engagements where the Queen isn’t present. Kate sported them during a visit to the Oval Maidan in Mumbai, India during a Royal tour, during a Sports Aid Trust charity event, and during a visit to the Solomon Islands. Meghan, on the other hand, hasn’t been photographed in wedges since joining the Royal family in May 2018