"The shoes have to be immediately comfortable...she does get someone to wear them. The Queen can never say 'I'm uncomfortable, I can't walk any more'. She has the right to have someone wear them in," revealed designer and royal dress-maker Stewart Parvin, who has designed the Queen's wardrobe for over a decade.
The so-called "footwoman" has the job of walking up and down Buckingham Palace corridors to ensure the 90-year-old monarch's shoes are soft and ready to wear.
The British monarch is known to favour mostly low-heeled black shoes made by shoemaker Anello & Davide. The member of staff in charge of softening her new shoes must wear a pair of beige cotton ankle socks and walk on the palace carpets during the "breaking in" period, the 'Evening Standard' reported.
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