The Daily Telegraph
Queen Consort’s odd shoes at wedding amused Her Majesty
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.