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Why Meghan and Kate can’t wear wedges around Queen Elizabeth?

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If you want to be a member of the royal family, you’ve got to dress it right. And sometimes, you have to do it even if you don’t really want to.

This rule also applies on Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.

This means following a strict no wedges policy, dictated entirely by Queen Elizabeth’s preferences. While this fashion law isn’t official, sources say that neither Meghan nor Kate will wear wedges around the Queen.

Our royal source tells us:-

“The Queen isn’t a fan of wedged shoes. She really doesn’t like them and it’s well known among the women in her family”.

Although neither Meghan nor Kate will ever face Her Majesty in wedges, Kate has been known to wear them on official engagements without her present.

And, the Duchess of Sussex on the other hand, hasn’t been photographed even once in wedges since joining the royal family. 

Also read: The Reason Why Duchess Of Cambridge, Kate, Wears So Many Bright Colours.

Want to know more about royal protocol relating to Queen Elizabeth? 

Well, the royal anti-wedge rule is just one of many the royal women are expected to follow. Meghan recently came under fire for seemingly breaking two rules during an event at Buckingham Palace.

First, Meghan took to her seat, crossing her legs at the knee and not the ankle. She immediately caught her mistake and adjusted, slipping into the Duchess Slant posture.

Myka Meier, royal etiquette expert told The Royal UK:-

“Forgetting this posture is one of the biggest etiquette mistakes a woman can make. It’s sophisticated, protects vulnerabilities and looks fabulous in photos”.

Also read: How Queen Elizabeth And The Duchess Of Cambridge, Kate, Differ As Mothers?

The second was when, during the same event Meghan appeared to reach for Prince Harry’s hand. It is another major unofficial no-no, according to body language expert, Robin Kermode.

He said: “Queen Elizabeth rarely holds hands with her husband in public. And, this seems to have set an unwritten precedent for the other royals”.