21 Times Our Feet Hurt Just by Looking at Kate Middleton

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We fully appreciate the fact that high heels help Kate Middleton look fantastic no matter the occasion. A little bit of extra lift elongates the duchess's silhouette so that she can pull off all of those elegant dresses and long coats. But because we are sloppy garbage people who live in sneakers and flats, we can't help but wince when we see Kate's feet stuffed into the sky-high heels she often sports. When it comes to Kate in high heels, we appreciate her effort, but we are so relieved we don't have to wear them all the time. And we get it, we get it -- this lady needs to look good on behalf of the royal family. But isn't there a pair of diamond encrusted flats she could borrow from the royal closet? 

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From the formal events where heels are a must to the times Kate wore stilettos on grass (and yes, there are multiple times when this has happened), just thinking about standing for hours in sky-high heels makes our arches hurt. But hey, those are the breaks when part of the royal family. And if anything, watching Kate go through her many royal engagements makes us no longer take for granted our freedom to wear flats whenever we want.  But the truth is, Kate completely pulls it off and looks like a total boss babe in every pair she rocks.

So, if you want to see the duchess's shoe superpower for yourself, feel free to click through these 21 pictures of Kate Middleton in heels that made our feet hurt.

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