The Daily Telegraph

Queen Consort’s odd shoes at wedding amused Her Majesty

- By Anita Singh arts and entertainm­ent editor

THE Queen Consort was so nervous on her wedding day that she wore two odd shoes, she has disclosed, a faux pas that caused Queen Elizabeth II great amusement.

In a tribute interview, the Queen Consort shared fond memories of her late mother-in-law, noting her great sense of humour.

Recalling her wedding day to the then Prince of Wales in 2005, the Queen Consort said: “I remember coming from Clarence House to go to Windsor the day I got married, when I probably wasn’t firing on all cylinders, quite nervous. And, for some unknown reason, I put on a pair of shoes and one had an inch heel and one had a two-inch heel. I mean, talk about hop-a-long. And there was nothing I could do.

“I was halfway down in the car before I realised and, you know, she could see and laughed about it and said, ‘Look, I’m terribly sorry …’ She had a good sense of humour.”

The Queen Consort was speaking as part of a special BBC One programme ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’S state funeral.

“She has been part of our lives forever,” she said of the late monarch.

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