Say what you will about HRH the Duchess of Sussex’s frustrating family or occasional foible for royal protocol, but she really does have impressive know-how in the fashion department. (One of the many, many reasons GRAZIA are A1 Meghan Markle fans.)

So it’s little surprise then that her go-to brand of on-duty shoe is the stuff of Carrie Bradshaw’s dreams. Her garden engagement photo set-up at Kensington Palace wasn’t the first time the Duchess has donned Aquazzura for a big occasion, but it was certainly the most noticed. The GBP550 cross-over-strap cream stilettos were the standout part of her outfit and customers flocked to copy. (Even her now cousin-in-law Princess Eugenie was spotted in the identical pair soon after.)

HRH Prince Harry and HRH Duchess of Sussex (aka Meghan Markle) posing for engagement photos at Kensington Palace. (Credit: Getty Images)

The Duchess has worn Aquazzura mulitple times since, including a custom-designed pair with her wedding reception dress (that ‘good one’ by Stella McCartney that the world applauded), which she’s since worn to another of Prince Harry’s cousin’s wedding under a flowing blue floral Oscar de la Renta midi dresss.

The high-end shoe brand founded by footwear maestro Edgardo Osorio might be pricy (high heel styles generally cost from $650 to $800) but Meghan Markle has hit on the secret of quality shopping. Unlike a designer dress, a single pair of well-chosen, well-made killer heels can be worn countless times to a host of different occasions and pack the same punch every… single… time.

It seems even princesses and other royalty know the principle of price-per-wear fashion economy.

Whether you’re keen to follow Markle and invest in a pair of your own before her arrival to Australian shores this month, or simply love looking at incredibly beautiful shoes, the new Aquazzura Resort 2018 collection – revealed in full below – is the stuff of skycraper heel dreams. You can shop them on the Aquazzura site and retailers like Netaporter, Farfetch and MatchesFashion.com

Read GRAZIA’s interview with Edgardo Osorio here.

THE AQUAZURRA RESORT 2018 COLLECTION

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