Kim Kardashian Once Designed A Shoe For Kate Middleton

It looks like we aren’t the only ones who are fans of the British Royal Family. Though Kim Kardashian doesn’t personally know Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, or the rest of the royals –the reality starlet is enamored with them just like the rest of us.

The KKW Beauty mogul and the Duchess of Sussex are both very close friends with tennis legend, Serena Williams. Still, the beauty mogul’s fascination with the royal family extends well past Markle’s entry into the most famous family in Britain.

Several years ago — Kardashian revealed that she sent Middleton an epic birthday gift, some shoes that she’d designed herself. Let’s rewind back to 2012 to dive into this crazy story.

Kim Kardashian designed a shoe for Kate Middleton’s 30th birthday

Back in 2012, Kardashian was still partnering with ShoeDazzle when she announced that she had created a personalized shoe for the Duchess of Cambridge. In her birthday message for Middleton while presenting the shoe — Kardashian said,

I just wanted to wish the Duchess of Cambridge a really happy 30th birthday, We here at ShoeDazzle created a special shoe just for Kate because her style, I love personally, and I think that every woman should feel like a princess everyday. So you can get ‘The Duchess’ here at shoedazzle.co.uk. So happy birthday!

The shoe in question was named “The Duchess” (of course). It was a thick quilted black pump that was very 2012.

Kate Middleton never wore Kim Kardashian’s ‘Duchess’ shoe

We’re not sure if the Skims founder actually shipped the shoes out to Middleton’s people, but we do know that the duchess never wore them. We’re not exactly sure the now-discontinued pump is Middleton taste. Also, the royals can’t exactly go around accepting gifts.

Royal policy and protocol states that anything gifted from a private citizen should be refused if “there are concerns about the propriety or motives of the donor or the gift itself.” Though we doubt Kardashian had any “motives” with her shoe — the KarJenner empire isn’t exactly on-brand for the royals.

Kim Kardashian and Kate Middlton actually have a lot in common

This might be slightly superficial, but aside from their “K” names and the massive amounts of media attention that they garner, Kardashian and Middleton are similar ages, and so are their babies. Prince George and North West were born in 2013, and Saint West and Princess Charlotte were born in 2015. Also, Chicago West and Prince Louis were born in 2018.

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Kim Kardashian supports the royals

She might not know the royals personally –but Kardashian does support them, and the Sussexes in particular for the changes they are trying to implement. As someone who has lived a large part of her life in the spotlight, Kardashian told the 2019 Armenia Technology Convention in Yerevan,

I think that everyone makes their own choices and decisions. And I think that, like I said, no one’s going to be perfect. I’m not, they’re not. I don’t know who is. I still love and value the fact they bring such attention to such important movements that need to happen and things that they’re really passionate aboutcauses, they’re still changing the world.

We think that’s very fair.