The Duke and Duchess of Sussex kicked off their royal tour in Australia on the same day Kensington Palace announced the couple was expecting a royal baby. And if your first thought was “How is Meghan Markle going to survive a whole tour in heels?,” she’s one step ahead of you, literally. She brought along a pair of flats for long walks and strolls on the beach, and they’re the same brand that everyone on your Instagram feed is already obsessed with: Rothy’s.
Meghan is a master at walking in heels, but into her second trimester, she’s switching up a few key wardrobe pieces to make things easier on herself. When it came time to walk around Sydney, Meghan swapped her nude suede Stuart Weitzman Legend pumps for a pair of black Rothy’s flats — a brand we’ve come to know and love for its extremely comfy shoes. She also sported the shoes again for a beach walk in Melbourne.
The modern, pointed toe flats are the perfect classic black shoe that will go with any outfit. Made from recycled water bottles (and totally washable!), this is the Duchess’ second eco-friendly fashion option in the past week. (She recently carried a cult favorite Gabriela Hearst Demi Satin tote, which is made from sustainable materials.)
In addition to her practical flats, she added a pair of Krewe sunglasses and a Martin Grant trench, making her outfit basically the royal version of our walk-to-work outfit. And as anyone who has a long commute knows, walking in long distance can be a struggle – which is why it seems like everyone has already gotten a pair of Rothy’s flats to give their feet a break. But if you’ve been a holdout, better move fast: she just wore them again for another tour stop, which means that it’s only a matter of time before they sell out completely.
For a stop in Melbourne that involved walking on the beach, Meghan was back in her point-toe Rothy’s, which she wore with a Club Monaco dress (which is still available for $268!) and trusty Martin Grant trench coat.
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