London: Prince William's wife Kate Middleton has reportedly become Britain's latest icon for understated footwear.
   
The 29-year-old Duchess of Cambridge sparked a copycat trend among the female guests for flattering, nude-coloured shoes as she arrived at Saturday's royal wedding in a pair of classic, high-heeled beige court shoes to complete her elegant outfit.
   
Zara Phillips, the Queen's grand-daughter, and Mike Tindall, the England rugby captain, got married on Saturday.
   
The normally conservative Princess Anne invested in a pair of her own, along with a nude handbag and gloves, and even the British Queen wore a pair of crocodile print shoes.
   
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie kept in step as they, too, opted for cream shoes.
   
However, Maid of Honour Dolly Maude optedinstead for pale blue heels to match her elegant dove-grey satin cocktail dress which had a bell-shaped skirt.
   
Zara wore them at her party on Friday night and on the day bridesmaids Stephanie Phillips, Maude's daughter Nell, Jaz Jocelyn, the daughter of a family friend, and Hope Balshaw, daughter of best man Iain, also all wore the uniform pale cream flat shoes.
   
The Duchess of Cambridge was pictured in a pair of nude-coloured shoes last week when she viewed her wedding gown before a public showing at Buckingham Palace.

(Agencies)