A picture of the Queen greeting the first lady of Turkey is being shared on social media channels. Why?
The picture shows Queen Elizabeth astonished by Hayrunnisa Gul's high heels!
The Queen couldn’t help an admonishing glance at her guest’s six-inch platform shoes.
Hayrunnisa Gul, wife of Turkey’s president, walked on the red carpet as she and her husband arrived for lunch at Buckingham Palace. The Queen, in her usual sensible court shoes, appeared somewhat taken by her glamorous guest’s footwear.
Maybe she was worried about Mrs Gul tripping up on the carpet. Or fretting how she would manage all the stairs in the palace, which has few lifts. No matter. Mrs Gul is something of a stilleto expert. In September at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate she chose five-inch heels and on October we saw her treading carefully in six-inch platforms at the presidential palace in Ankara.