Here at HELLO!, we obviously love the royals (in case nobody has noticed), and we seriously adore Kate, Meghan, and the Queen's impeccable style. While Duchesses Meghan and Kate have a wardrobe the size of the Commonwealth, the Queen is often spotted in her signature bright coats, and has worn the same Anello & Davide classic leather shoes that have been part of her closet for 50 years. Well, we all know what works for us, after all.
But at the 2018 Order of the Garter service at Windsor Castle, we couldn't help but notice a slightly different addition to her regal attire - a pair of silver high heels. And we LOVE them. The Queen stepped out in her full ceremonial costume, complete with robe, hat and collar, but swapped her trusty black shoes for some silver strappy ones, which are slightly more suited to Carrie Bradshaw's wardrobe than what we imagine her Buckingham Palace dressing room.
The Queen stepped out in her silver strappy heels
Even at the royal wedding of her grandson, Prince Harry, she opted for her simple black loafers - so why the sudden change for this occasion? It looks like the Queen wears these special silver shoes for the Order of the Garter every year, and also rocked them with a silver gown during the Royal Variety Performance in 2012.
Which we can definitely relate to - how many of us are guilty of wearing our favourite plimsolls every single day, and having one spangly pair that only comes out for high days and holidays? Or owning one pair of designer shoes that are broken out every birthday, but otherwise stay in the closet? Queen Elizabeth, we salute you. We are just curious when they will get their next outing….