The queen of onion smashers! Can you guess which stars are following in Camilla’s (extremely comfortable) footsteps with a London-based shoe designer?
These are the fashionable onion clippers that keep the Queen Consort comfortably on her toes throughout the hundreds of official visits and walks she undertakes each year.
Today, Camilla’s status as a style setter has inspired a host of celebrities to also wear shoes from London-based Sole Bliss.
Bake Off stars Prue Leith and Dame Mary Berry, Strictly judge Shirley Ballas, tennis coach Judy Murray, screen Dames Helen Mirren and Joanna Lumley, and former Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton are among the celebs identified in the mark.
London-based Sole Bliss is the fashionable onion hunter who keeps the Queen Consort comfortably on her toes throughout hundreds of official visits and walks each year.
Camilla became an unofficial ambassador for the company after reluctantly accepting that her days of over two-inch heels were behind her when she turned 70.
She was first seen in a Sole Bliss shoe – a £149 camel leather Ingrid block heel – at the Royal Cornwall Show in 2018.
“When I saw a photo online, I was so excited that I jumped up and knocked over my Aperol Spritz,” said company founder Lisa Kay.
Since then, Camilla has bought more than a dozen pairs of their shoes, wearing them to nearly every royal engagement – including those the week after the Queen died while nursing a broken toe.
The Queen Consort even sang the brand’s praises directly.
Dame Mary recently revealed: ‘I have started wearing new high heels recommended to me by the Duchess of Cornwall. I used to buy all my shoes from Russell & Bromley, but now I wear them. They are very good value for money.
Camilla, 75, was once known for her love of Chanel pumps, with their classic interlocking CC logos symbolizing her relationship with Charles.
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But she has since revealed that she often ‘screams in agony at the end of the day’ and desperately tries to kick him ‘at every opportunity’.
Sole Bliss shoes are wider than other brands and have cushioned soles and deeper toes to help reduce pain from bunions, which afflict more than a third of women over 30.
When sales of its more formal shoes plunged during lockdown, the company added trainers to its range – designed with the help of a team of podiatrists to include an “innovative bunion bed” – expanding their range even further. attraction.
Ms Kay said: “We are very grateful to the Queen Consort for her custom and are delighted to hear that we have been recommended for our comfortable and fashionable shoes.”
Can you now match Sole Bliss shoes to their famous owners? See the answers below.
TV host Gaby Roslin (A) and former culture secretary Nadine Dorris (B)
Screen siren Dame Helen Mirren (C) and Great British Bake Off star Prue Leith (R)
Judy Murray, mother of tennis champion Andy Murray (E) and Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton (F) were spotted wearing Sole Bliss
Great British Bake Off star Dame Mary Berry (L)
1. Judy Murray, E
2. Michelle Heaton, F
3. Gaby Roslin, A
4. Lady Mary Berry, g
5. Helen Mirren, C.
6. Prue Leith, D
7. Nadine Dorries, B