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Queen Elizabeth Hires Someone To Break Her New Shoes In

Which is actually kinda genius.

When you’re the Queen of England, you have bigger things to worry about than whether your new shoes will give you blisters, right?

Correct. Which is exactly why Queen Elizabeth hires someone to break in her footwear for her. 

The Buckingham Palace employee’s sole (sorry) job is to walk the palace in HRH’s shoes, ensuring to wear beige cotton socks with every pair and to always walk on carpet during the ‘breaking in’ period. 

Designer Stewart Palvin, who was responsible for the Queen’s wardrobe for 11 years, actually mentioned the role back in 2012, saying to The Sunday Star Times, “The [Queen’s] 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,” Palvin finished. 

However, if you were getting your hopes up about a career change, royal duties, and wandering the palace every day, we’re sorry but according to The Evening Standard, someone new has just been hired for the role. I guess, we can always hold hope that the Duchess of Cambridge follows suit. 

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