The British royals’ favourite shoe brands: from Meghan Markle’s machine-washable flats from Rothy’s to Queen Elizabeth’s classic gold leather Roger Vivier pumps
Who doesn’t want to feel like they’re stepping out not only in style, but in royal style?
Here are a few brands that we’ve noticed have become firm favourites of the members of the ultimate Firm, the British royal family.
Everything the princess touched or wore turned into sartorial gold. Like her go-to trainers of choice, Superga.
During one of Diana’s last charity missions in Angola, in 1997, the fashion icon wore an Armani jacket, jeans and navy blue Superga trainers – and, naturally, she rocked the look.
For a while now, Kate has also often been seen wearing L.K. Bennett shoes – making them a firm staple in her wardrobe. She is a well-known fan of affordable, high-street brands, and her passion for L.K. Bennetts definitely shows that.
The Duchess of Cambridge famously wore a pair to the dedication of the Kensington Palace White Garden in 2017.
When it comes to more stately and official occasions – like the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in 2018 – Kate donned a fabulous pair of Jimmy Choo heels, another go-to wardrobe item of hers.
For the wet, rainy British Isles, a royal spending the day outdoors requires a very good, high-end Wellington boot. That probably explains why a nod of approval, in the form a Royal Warrant, has been given to the Hunter Boot brand.
So famous was this choice of footwear that the company released a reimagined and restyled pair of sandals, named the Vivier Queen Sandals, in 2020!
- Princess Diana helped make Superga sneakers part of the fashion conversation – now her would-be daughter-in-law Kate Middleton is following in her footsteps
- The Duchess of Cambridge also favours high-street brand L.K. Bennett, while bootmaker Hunter even got a Royal Warrant from both Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip