Leave it to Kate Middleton to handle a super awkward moment with total grace! The pregnant royal — she’s due with baby No. 3 this April! — got her heel stuck in a grate while visiting a new addiction treatment center in Wickford, England on Wednesday, Feb. 7.
Kate — who looked beautiful in a royal blue trenchcoat with a black dress and black tights underneath — of course laughed off the wardrobe malfunction. She even managed to keep her smile (and shoe) throughout the whole thing! She then proceeded to greet staff from the Action on Addiction Community Treatment center.
She was then greeted by the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Essex Jonathan Douglas-Hughes, who actually fell himself when meeting with Kate and her husband, Prince William, two years ago. “Do the same as you!” Kate apparently quipped, according to People. After the encounter, Douglas-Hughes told reporters, “I reminded her [about the fall]. My wife told her that she would ensure I didn’t do it again. Then she caught her heel. She said, Oh… do the same as you!’”
Kate has always been a style icon for royal fans everywhere. She’s known for always wearing some of the best clothes, and for years her followers thought she was an outfit recycler. But so it turns out, she just buys duplicates of everything!
So don’t worry, if her shoes got ruined during the incident, she probably has a backup pair! “Suede shoes are hard to maintain so if it’s easier to keep many pairs on standby, who wouldn’t?” Stylist Rochelle White told Daily Mail in a previous interview. “Kate likes to have a clean, sleek image at all times. Can you imagine if she stepped out on a royal engagement with scruffy shoes? She’s likely to have back up shoes — all the same style — in various quantities.” If only we could be Kate Middleton!
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