During the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's seven-day official visit to India and Bhutan, the Duchess removed her heels so she and Prince William could walk across the grass at the Gandhi Smiriti museum to pay their respects.
Of course, photographers jumped at the opportunity to take a few shots of her feet, something mere mortals don't usually get to see. And of course, no photographers zoomed in on Prince William's toes because his were covered in dark socks. This is because it is totally acceptable for a prince to wear comfortable shoes and socks to formal events but not so much for the female royals like Kate or even women in general, really.
Kate faced media attacks for her unpolished toes - "tortured feet" and "clawed toes," read headlines. Sites speculated that she's suffering from corns, bunions, and other podiatric problems. Like, wut?! All I see is sheer pantyhose covering the feet of a woman who has two babies and a lot of important things to do in a day. What if the Duchess doesn't have time for a pedi? Or what if she doesn't even like getting pedicures because the salon by her house has Jacuzzi foot tubs that she read could be unsanitary? Why, on top of everything else she has to deal with, should she worry about having "perfect" feet?
I don't even like looking at my own feet after a pedicure, but honestly, hers look pretty good here, sans polish and all.
I hope to one day never be famous enough that someone takes a zoom lens to my end-of-winter feet. Because that would probably be worthy of some serious headlines.
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