TAKE heart, even royalty can can have shoe malfunctions. The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton encountered the dangers of high heels today as she got her shoe stuck in grate during a St Patrick's Day parade at a barracks.
Ahead of watching the St Patrick's Day parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot, Hampshire, Kate suffered an embarrassing mishap when the heel of one of her shoes became stuck in a drain.
Kate, who showed Irish spirit in the same green Emilia Wickstead dress coat she wore to the event last year, had to lean on William while she pulled it out with her hand.
The Duchess told a soldier that she would like her baby to be a boy when she attended a St Patrick's Day parade at a military barracks today.
But Kate, who is five months pregnant, said that the Duke, who attended the event with her, would prefer to have a girl.
Afterwards, the royal couple chatted to soldiers from the 1st Battalion Irish Guards in the Guardsmens' cookhouse.
Guardsman Lee Wheeler, 29, said: "I was talking to her about the baby, of course.
"I asked her 'do you know if it's a girl or boy', and she said 'not yet'.
"She said 'I'd like to have a boy and William would like a girl'. That's always the way.
"I asked her if she had any names yet and she said no.
"I said I suppose you've got to stick to traditional names