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

Read GRAZIA’s interview with Edgardo Osorio here.