Here’s the Hidden Message Princess Diana Had Painted on Her Wedding Shoes

Spoiler: It's adorable.

REX/ShutterstockOn July 29, 1981, a 20-year-old Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles, making Diana the first British citizen to marry an heir to the British throne in 300 years. (Here’s what really happened between Princess Diana and Prince Charles.)

It’s no question that on that day, Diana wore what is referred to as “the dress of the century.” (Although, unfortunately Diana referred to her wedding day as “the worst day of my life.”)  Her dress was made of six different fabrics, decorated with 10,000 tiny mother-of-pearl sequins and pearls, and had a 25-foot train, the longest in royal history. But covered by her extravagant Elizabeth and David Emanuel dress were a pair of exclusively designed handmade shoes.

With Diana’s main concern being taller than Prince Charles (both of them were 5’10), celebrity cobbler Clive Shilton did everything in his power to create the perfect pair of shoes with a small heel for the soon-to-be princess. After six months of hard work, the shoes were finally done. Besides being covered in 542 sequins and 132 pearls, Diana’s heels had a hidden message painted on the suede soles: the initials “C” and “D” with a heart in between, a sweet tribute for her new marriage. (Here are nine secrets no one knew about Princess Diana until after she died.)

There is no doubt that the princess was fashion-savvy. Here are nine of her style tips that everyone can benefit from following. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to pick up her favorite perfume while you’re at it, either. You’ll genuinely feel like royalty!

[Source: Brit + Co]

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