Queen Elizabeth II reportedly has one strange royal privilege that most people don’t know about, and it’s that the monarch doesn’t get blisters on her feet because someone breaks in all her new shoes.
Queen Elizabeth II wears a wide variety of shoes, usually with heels, during her royal engagements which sometimes takes her around the globe. And while the Queen has delegated some of her overseas engagements to her children and grandchildren, Her Majesty still has her fair share of events to attend, usually wearing bright outfits and heeled shoes.
An unearthed 2012 report from The Sunday Times revealed that the British monarch has one surprising privilege when it comes to her shoes. Stewart Parvin told the outlet that Queen Elizabeth II has a special assistant who helps make her new shoes comfortable to wear by breaking them in for the monarch. This was apparently so the Queen never gets blisters on her feet and feels uncomfortable while walking.
“[The shoes] have to be immediately comfortable,” the stylist explained to the outlet. “She does get someone to wear them. The Queen can never say ‘I’m uncomfortable, I can’t walk anymore.’ She has the right to have someone wear them in.”
Parvin also dished that Queen Elizabeth doesn’t perspire so it is easy to make her look pristine for every event. According to the stylist, they make sure to choose fabrics that do not crease when it comes to the monarch’s outfits. The Queen’s stylists even go the extra mile to line the clothes so they don’t crease.
“I’m always hot, the Queen is very lucky, she doesn’t crease her clothes (because) she doesn’t glow. If you are a cold person your clothes don’t crease,” Parvin explained.
Queen Elizabeth’s stylist also makes sure to keep track of all her outfits so she never accidentally rewears the same ensemble for the same occasion. Parvin apparently lists down every item the Queen wears, along with the date, time and details of the event, in a computer spreadsheet to keep track of her outfits. Parvin’s list even included the Queen’s jewelry and accessories, so she could mix and match them with various clothes.
As for the monarch’s favorite outfit, the stylist dished that Queen Elizabeth loves one yellow dress that has been dubbed “buttercup.”
Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II was recently spotted at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, which she attends every year since its inception 76 years ago, according to Daily Mail. The monarch proved just how much she loves horses when she braved the rain and watched the events while dressed in a hooded olive raincoat, a pair of wellies and one of her signature headscarves, as shown in photos from the event.