Monday 1 May 2017

Britain's Queen Elizabeth has a 'small footed person' on staff to break in her new shoes and we're a little bit jealous

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) and Queen Elizabeth II (R) listen to a welcome speech in Leicester city centre on March 8, 2012 in Leicester, England.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) and Queen Elizabeth II (R) listen to a welcome speech in Leicester city centre on March 8, 2012 in Leicester, England.
Queen Elizabeth II leaves following the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London.
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

It's a job so ridiculous, you'd might think it's made up, but there is no job too big or too small within a royal household.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth recently hired a "small footed person" to break in her new shoes for her in order to avoid blisters, cuts or any of the other delights that come from wearing a new pair of shoes.

According to the Evening Standard, the 90-year-old monarch recently hired someone to break in her shoes for her, although it's believed this was a recently vacated position and not one recently created.

Designer Stewart Parvin, who has worked with Queen Elizabeth for 11 years said the staff member breaks in shoes while wearing a pair of beige cotton ankle socks and walk only on carpet while stomping around Buckingham Palace.

Queen Elizabeth II leaves following the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London.
Queen Elizabeth II leaves following the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London.

"The shoes have to be immediately comfortable … she does get someone to wear them. The Queen can never say ‘I’m uncomfortable, I can’t walk any more," he said.

"She has the right to have someone wear them in."

As do we.

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