Kate Middleton just dispelled a royal-protocol myth in her latest outing with the Queen

WPA Pool/Getty ImagesKate Middleton’s latest choice of footwear suggests the Queen doesn’t actually hate wedges.

From nail polish to stockings, the beauty and style rules that Queen Elizabeth II imparts on the women of the royal family are the subject of lots of speculation.

As the Daily Mail and Vanity Fair have pointed out in the past, it has long been believed that Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are not allowed to wear wedges in the Queen’s presence. But on Monday, Kate’s outfit seemed to dispel that myth once and for all.

Kate william queenWPA Pool/Getty ImagesThe Queen joined the couple for a visit to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019.

The Queen joined Kate and Prince William for a visit to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019, where the Duchess of Cambridge was spotted in a pair of $US192 wedge sandals by Castañer.

She paired the footwear with a flowy, floral dress by Erdem, while the Queen was in her signature shade of vibrant green.

Queen kate wedgesWPA Pool/Getty ImagesThe Queen usually opts for bright colours.

Kate has certainly worn wedges before, though she typically stays away from the style during high-profile events with the Queen.

She appeared to be wearing the same style of wedges during a charity polo tournament in June 2018.

GettyImages 972948928Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty ImagesThe Duchess of Cambridge wore wedges in June 2018.

Meghan, her royal sister-in-law, is also fond of wedges, and she was spotted wearing a pair by the same brand during a trip to Australia in October.

Meghan and Harry beach australiaRyan Pierse/Getty ImagesMeghan Markle wore a similar pair in October.

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It looks as if the Queen’s reported style protocol isn’t quite as strict as it’s made out to be.

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