On the fourth day of their royal tour, Meghan, 37, and Prince Harry, 34, hit the world famous Bondi Beach. For the occasion, the Duchess of Sussex wore a striped maxi dress by Martin Grant, an Australian designer, and a pair of Castañer espadrilles, which she later took off so she and her husband could walk on the beach barefoot.
When the parents-to-be arrived at the tourist attraction, they were greeted by Grant Trebilco and Sam Schumacher, founders of OneWave, a colorfully dressed local surfing community group dedicated to raising awareness for mental health and well-being in an engaging way. Meghan and Harry were offered leis to spice up their own outfits — although the prince joked he felt “underdressed!”
Four years ago, Princess Kate took a similar approach to beach chic by wearing a pair of sky-high Stuart Weitzman wedges and a flowing white eyelet dress. She even ran down Manly Beach in Sydney in her heels.
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Wedges are a go-to look for Kate, who can do practically anything in them. Early in the summer, she was photographed effortlessly sprinting down a grassy hill in 3-inch espadrilles at her husband Prince William‘s charity polo match.
And in April 2016, the mom of three played cricket in 4-inches wedges during the couple’s royal tour of India. Kate hopped several feet off the ground and ran around the field as she got in on the action during a friendly match with local children.
Meghan, who’s entering her second trimester, and Harry are currently on the fifth day of their 16-day tour Down Under. The trip is packed with 76 different engagements, and the mom-to-be has attended every single one so far in fabulous footwear, from nude stilettos to wedges and flats.