Kate Middleton and Prince William surprised many people when they dressed formally at the Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, April 18.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, visiting Manly Beach on Sydney’s North Shore during their royal tour of Australia on April 18, 2014
The Duchess of Cambridge was seen in a lace dress by Australian designer Zimmermann and a pair of Minx wedge sandals by Stuart Weitzman, while the Duke of Cambridge donned his usual suit ensemble complete with leather shoes.
Critics thought that the royal couple dressed inappropriately for the location. They were at the beach for a visit and to meet the young members of the New South Wales Surf Life Saving Nippers club as part of their royal tour of Australia, which kicked off two days before.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, flaunted her legs in a lace dress
Kate sure looked pretty in her white dress, which could perhaps pass as an easy breezy beach dress since it’s in white and features an eyelet design; her shoes, however, created quite a fuss in social media.
Kate Middleton’s dress by Australian designer Zimmermann
She was reportedly advised to change into flat shoes, but she refused to take her beloved Stuart Weitzman “Minx” sandals off. They are made of woven leather and feature crisscross front straps, adjustable buckled ankle straps, cushioned footbed, and cork platforms and wedges that measure about 1 inch and 4 inches, respectively.
What’s your take on Kate wearing those wedges at the beach?
Kate Middleton’s sexy feet in Stuart Weitzman Minx sandals
Kate Middleton wearing Stuart Weitzman Minx wedge sandals
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