On Monday 19th September, the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II took place at Westminster Abbey. In attendance were members of the Royal Family, politicians, members of foreign royal families, and heads of state.
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, were also in attendance at the funeral, and sat beside Princess Beatrice during the ceremony, behind King Charles III.
Viewers were quick to notice something about Meghan’s shoes, and pointed out the symbol on the soles of them. Many wondered if this symbol had a secret meaning, but this is not actually the first time Meghan has worn the shoes and there is a very simple explanation.
Let’s take a look at what Meghan wore on the day of the funeral, and everything we know about her shoes…
Viewers spot symbol on the bottom of Meghan’s shoes
Viewers spotted a symbol on the soles of the black court shoes Meghan wore to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral at Westminster Abbey. While many wondered what it could mean, the answer is just that the symbol is of the brand.
The symbol, which is a P and an A layered on top of one another, is the logo of Paul Andrew, a shoe designer. Paul Andrew shoes all come adorned with the logo on the sole.
The shoes Meghan wore are called the Paul Andrew ‘Pump-It Up’ Pumps In Black Grosgrain & Linen, and according to Meghansfashion.com, a site that shows fans Meghan’s outfits, they retail at $745.
What are Paul Andrew shoes?
Paul Andrew is a shoe designer which Meghan has worn before. Following the interest in Meghan’s shoes at the Queen’s funeral, the brand shared several photographs of Meghan in the heels on their Instagram story.
The first snapshot showed Meghan stood next to Prince Harry. The next shows her curtsying in front of the Queen’s coffin, and the last picture is a close-up of the bottom of her shoes, where the Paul Andrew logo is visible.
The brand has 265 thousand followers on Instagram. Their new shoe collection will be coming out in Autumn 2022.
Where can you buy Paul Andrew shoes?
You can buy Paul Andrew shoes in several physical stores around the world, but they are only sold in Toronto, Vancouver, Abu Dhabi, Bal Harbour, Houston, Dallas, New York, North Park, Beverly Hills, and Manhasset.
However, you can secure yourself a pair of Paul Andrew’s online, from the following websites:
Moda Operandi, The Conservatory, The Bay, Neiman Marcus, The Webster, Tryano, Saks Fifth Avenue, Hirshleifers.
What else did Meghan wear to the funeral?
Meghan’s jewellery was a subtle nod to Her Majesty, as she wore a pair of pearl and diamond earrings given to her by The Queen before their first joint engagement in 2018.
She also wore a Stella McCartney cape dress in black with a pair of black gloves.
Again, the outfit was also an ode to The Queen as Meghan previously wore the same dress, in navy blue, back in 2018 at a televised concert at Royal Albert Hall for the Queen’s 92nd birthday.
The hat Meghan wore to the state funeral also harks back to a memory shared with The Queen. Back in June, she wore the white version of the same hat during Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.