The Duchess of Cambridge has impressed most of the world with her charm and style, but shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood has slammed Kate Middleton's taste in shoes.
Kirkwood, who is a favoured designer for the likes of Beyonce and shoe-hound Sarah Jessica Parker, thinks that Kate is playing the high street card too much and could do much better, especially as she's royalty.
In an interview with the Daily Beast, he said: "She just wears too much high street stuff. I know she’s trying to be democratic, but I don’t know how many pairs of LK Bennett you can wear."
But, Kirkwood admits that he's kept an eye on Kate and her shoes - and is pleased when she steps out in high-end designers' creations.
"She does occasionally come out and is wearing McQueen or something like that. It’s like, 'Do that more! You’re meant to be a princess-y type of person, so act like one!'"
Well, as we've previously reported Kate's style has definitely boosted the British economy with her favoured store L.K. Bennett reporting an significant 17% rise in profit.
"She has accelerated sales for us — when she does wear something, it always seems to go on a waiting list," said the store's US president Tony DiMasso.
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