Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton share a favorite shoe brand

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton have shared many fashion and accessories designers over their years in the royal spotlight, from Emilia Wickstead and Erdem to Victoria Beckham and Strathberry. One shoe designer sister-in-law and royal duchess—Aquazzura’s favorite—has emerged among the group.

As a brand, Aquazzura is known for its high heels, created in a range of exciting colorways with signature designs that have seen them shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin. installed side by side.

Meghan was the first major British royal to debut a pair of Aquazzura heels, making a statement during her engagement photo call with Prince Harry at Kensington Palace in 2017. Since then, the Duchess of Sussex has regularly worn Aquazzura, including during a recent visit. New York City with Prince Harry in July.

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton have endorsed many of the same fashion brands as working royals throughout their time, but one shoe designer tops the list. Meghan (L) is pictured during Platinum Jubilee on June 3, 2022 in London and Kate (R) on June 13, 2022.
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Kate made her first public appearance last year in a pair of Aquazzura nude suede heels during a meeting of G7 leaders in Cornwall. Like Meghan, the Duchess of Cambridge has worn the brand regularly since then, including at Garter Day celebrations at Windsor Castle in June.

Aquazzura was founded in 2011 by designer Egardo Osorio, a fashion graduate from the prestigious Central St Martins School in London. After working for luxury shoe brands around the world, Osorio moved to Florence where he opened Aquazzura and launched his first collection.

The brand name was chosen for Osorio’s love of the sea and the varying shades of blue in the waters around the island of Carpi in Italy.

Since its launch, the label’s designs have garnered praise from the fashion press and won an army of loyal fans, including some of the world’s most famous women. Lady Gaga, Sarah Jessica Parker and Beyonce have all added Aquazzura designs to their wardrobes.

Meghan and Kate aren’t the only royals who eagerly wear the brand, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Queen Rania of Jordan are fans as well, and the label has named Princess Olympia of Greece and Denmark (a relationship of Prince Harry and Prince William) as theirs. has been appointed. The first royal brand ambassador last month.

Here, newsweek Aquazzura looks at some of Meghan and Kate’s top fashion moments, from stand-out heels on royal tours to classic styles perfect for any occasion.

Meghan: engagement photo-call, November 27, 2017

Meghan wore a pair of Aquazzura’s “Matilde” pumps in nude suede to announce their engagement. The style features a crisscrossed lace closure and a close-toe box.

Usually paired with a light coat and contrasting dress, the shoes were the highlight of Meghan’s engagement dress, but that didn’t detract from the real star of the show: her gold-and-diamond engagement ring made of stones from Princess Diana’s collection. .

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Meghan Markle wears a pair of Aquazzura’s “Matilde” pumps for her engagement photo call with Prince Harry on November 27, 2018. The couple is seen heading into the picture session above.
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Meghan: Memorial concert, September 6, 2018

Meghan donned a pair of satin evening pumps for a special commemorative concert in London to commemorate World War I.

For the occasion, the Duchess wore a pair of Aquazzura’s “Portrait of a Lady” heels in royal blue. This style featured a sling-back with crystal loop embellishments, adding a pop of sparkle to the royal’s all-blue outfit.

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Meghan Markle wears Aquazzura’s “Portrait of a Lady” heels in blue satin to a memorial concert in London on September 6, 2018. Meghan and Prince Harry are seen walking upstairs at the event.
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Meghan: Oceania Exhibition Opening, September 25, 2018

For her first solo engagement as a member of the royal family, Meghan attended the opening of the Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy in London and dressed for the occasion in a chic, all-black ensemble.

The Duchess opted for a pair of Aquazzura’s “Bow Tie” pumps, which have since become her signature style, owning them in a variety of colors and heel heights.

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Meghan Markle wears a pair of black suede Aquazzura “Bow Tie” pumps at the Royal Academy on September 25, 2018 in London. Meghan is seen attending the event above. On the right, take a closer look at his pumps.
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Meghan: Endeavor Fund Awards, February 7, 2019

Meghan wore her wedding dress, a couture by the designers of Givenchy, to present with Prince Harry at the annual Endeavor Fund Awards in 2019.

She paired her outfit from the fashion house with Aquazzura’s statement “Rendezvous” black and gold suede mules with a sculptural golden closure.

Meghan Markle Endeavor Fund Awards
Meghan Markle wears a pair of Aquazzura’s “Rendezvous” heels at the Endeavor Fund Awards on February 7, 2019. Above, Meghan and Prince Harry walk the red carpet at the event.
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Meghan: Baseball in London, June 29, 2019

When Meghan and Prince Harry attended the Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees baseball game held in London in 2019, the royal dressed appropriately for the occasion, noting that she was required to walk the field.

For sports, the Duchess flaunted her own reliable “bow tie” style of Aquazzura shoes, but opted for the flat variation to make sure she didn’t sink into the field.

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Meghan Markle wears a flat version of her favorite Aquazzura “Bow Tie” shoe at a London baseball game on June 29, 2019. Above, Meghan and Prince Harry walk out on the field before facing the New York Yankees against the Boston Red Sox.
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Meghan: The Lion King Premiere, 14 July 2019

For the premiere of Disney’s live-action remake The Lion King In 2019, Meghan wore an elegant black Jason Wu cocktail dress with a mesh neckline and sleeveless sleeves.

With this paired back look, the royal decided to wear a statement pair of Aquazzura’s “Portrait of a Lady” shoes, this time in black, with crystal embellishments to compliment her diamond jewelry.

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Meghan Markle wears a pair of Aquazzura “Portrait of a Lady” black satin high heels to the premiere of Disney’s “The Lion King” on July 14, 2019. Above, she and Prince Harry walk the red (yellow) carpet together at the premiere. ,
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Kate: G7 meeting, June 11, 2021

The first public occasion when Kate wore a pair of Aquazzura heels came last year and sparked commentary because the chosen style was the “bow tie” shoe so beloved by Meghan.

Kate wore a nude suede variation of the design in June 2021 after the broadcast of Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which she confirmed that the relationship between the two sisters was not close.

Kate Middleton G7 Leaders Meeting
Kate Middleton wears a pair of Aquazzura “Bow Tie” pumps in Nude Suede on June 11, 2021 in Cornwall. Above, Kate and Prince William chat during the appearance.
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Kate: Jamaica, March 22, 2022

Kate debuted a new pair of Aquazzura heels during her tour of the Caribbean with Prince William earlier this year.

The tour required several dress changes for the Duchess and, on her way from Belize and arriving on the island of Jamaica, she chose a pair of Aquazzura’s “Sis 105” pumps.

This style in white leather had gold cutouts and a block closed toe box, which complemented her bright yellow dress.

Kate Middleton Jamaica Shoes
Kate Middleton wears a pair of white leather Aquazzura “Seuss 105” pumps as she arrives in Jamaica as part of her Caribbean tour on March 22, 2022. Kate is seen wearing a bright yellow dress with high heels while exiting a golf cart.
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Kate: Garter Day, June 13, 2022

For Garter Day 2022, held since 2019 due to the COVID pandemic, Kate wore a bright blue coat-dress ensemble with a statement hat. The royal opted for a pair of shoes similar to another style of “Love Link” heel beloved by Meghan.

The design is closely associated with the “Portrait of a Woman” style, with a satin upper and sling-back with crystal ornamentation.

Kate Middleton Garter Day 2022 Shoes
Kate Middleton wears a pair of Aquazzura “Love Link” heels in blue satin for Garter Day at Windsor Castle on June 13, 2022. Kate (R) is seen wearing a bright blue coat dress and heels paired with a matching statement hat.
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