Most people can't get enough of Kate Middleton's effortlessly chic style. In fact, people have become so obsessed that there's a term for it: the Kate Middleton effect. However, it seems there's one staple item in the Duchess of Cambridge's wardrobe that Queen Elizabeth II just can't stand.
According to Vanity Fair, the 89-year-old queen "isn't a fan of wedged shoes," an item that Kate has been known to wear often. The magazine adds that the queen hasn't made her distaste for the summery shoe a secret either, one source telling the magazine "it's well known among the women in the family." According to the article, Kate has never been photographed wearing wedges in the company of her Majesty. E! News also notes that the Duchess of Cambridge hasn't been spotted wearing wedges since the spring, when she toured Australia and New Zealand.
While the queen may not be a fan of some of Kate's style choices, it seems the rest of the world can't quit buzzing about them. Most recently, the mother of two garnered attention for her over-the-top vintage look, worn to daughter Princess Charlotte's christening on July 5. The 33-year-old was photographed pushing the princess in a vintage pram while sporting a well-tailored white dress, matching hat with feathered details and "re-imagined" vintage jewelry for the special day.
Middleton's style is often imitated by celebrities and fans. On July 6, singer KStewart took the stage at Wireless Festival in London wearing a sheer gown similar to that worn by the duchess during a St. Andrew's University charity fashion show in 2002. The dress featured what appears to be a black bandeau top and black bikini-style bottoms underneath with a sheer black overdress.
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