Kate Middleton criticised over bare toes

The young royals removed their shoes as a mark of respect at the Gandhi Smiriti museum in India. Photo / Getty
The young royals removed their shoes as a mark of respect at the Gandhi Smiriti museum in India. Photo / Getty

A British newspaper has published a detailed account of Kate Middleton's feet, complete with two podiatrist's musings on whether the Duchess may be getting a corn on her little toe.

It all started after the Duchess of Cambridge took her shoes off as a mark of respect at the Gandhi Smiriti museum in New Delhi, which she was visiting as part of an official visit to India and Bhutan.

Prince William also removed his shoes, but he wisely left his socks on and escaped the high-level foot scrutiny.

We can't see a problem with these royal feet. Photo / Getty
We can't see a problem with these royal feet. Photo / Getty

"It's perhaps no surprise that she left her toes natural as the Duchess is known to favour an understated look and only wears neutral shades on her fingernails," the Daily Mail article reads.

Podiatrist Dave Wein went on to say he could see "some rubbing" and perhaps "even the start of a corn on the little toe."

A second opinion was sought from podiatrist Charlotte Wood, who agreed that something was going on with Kate's tootsie's, saying she saw signs of a condition called functional hallux limitus.

"If this condition was to worsen it can lead to hallux rigidus whereby there is no motion at all in the big toe joint," she told the Daily Mail.

"It is surprising that Kate is able to wear high heels most of the time, as this condition often results in pain, swelling and stiffness."

Both experts put the problem down to Kate's penchant for high heels, with one of them adding that her "relatively low arches" won't be helping matters either.

The Duke and Duchess are in India as part of an official tour. Photo / Getty
The Duke and Duchess are in India as part of an official tour. Photo / Getty

The article featured nine snaps of the Duchess's feet, making them possibly the most photographed tootsie's we've seen in a long time.

Whether the British public wanted to know all about royal feet is anyone's guess, but we're willing to bet that Kate is too busy enjoying her trip to care less about pics of her toes.

- nzherald.co.nz

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