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Kate and Kirkwood

Never look a gift horse in the mouth

05.02.12 7:12 PM ET

Since every other media organization in the world with an interest in the Monarchy is lifting it, it seems remiss of the Royalist not to join in and cite Beast writer Isabel Wilkinson's interview with British cobbler Nicholas Kirkwood, and his comment about Kate Middleton's shoe styles.

"It'd be great if she did wear the shoes," he told Isabel, "She just wears too much High Street stuff. I know she's trying to be democratic, but I don't know how many pairs of LK Bennett you can wear. She does occasionally come out and is wearing McQueen or something like that. It's like, 'Do that more! You're meant to be a princess-y type of person, so act like one!'"

Kirkwood's views chimes with that of the Queen, who is bemused by Kate's constant Main Street looks.