Kate Middleton's high heel shoe secret revealed - and it's pretty epic

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The Duchess of Cambridge is seen as a style icon to so many. She looks just as incredible wearing skinny jeans and trainers, as she does in floral dresses and high heels.

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Speaking of high heels, Prince William's wife has been seen out and about recently, looking even more elegant than ever, because she has been rocking stiletto heels. There was a time when Kate preferred block heels and also kitten heels, but lately, she's been going sky high.

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One of the brands the mother-of-three often turns to is Rupert Sanderson and the famed shoe designer recently told the MailOnline the secret to Kate's streamline stance is his four inch shoes.

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He explained: "You can see that incredible transformative effect in the Duchess of Cambridge, who, I'm proud to say, often wears my 4in Malory pumps.

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Kate in her pink suit last week

"The Duchess uses a stiletto heel as part of her sartorial arsenal in transforming herself from a busy mother into one of the world's most photographed women. She's tall, but in heels she becomes commanding, often standing a head above the men in the room."

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Last week, Kate memorably rocked a pair of pink stilettos with an Alexander McQueen trouser suit to meet with the Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, at the Royal Institution.

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Rupert thinks one of the reasons Kate looked so fabulous in her outfit is down to her heels.

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"The height of her heels, combined with a natural grace, may be one of the reasons why the Duchess photographs so well — photographers get those wonderful clear shots because they can see her so clearly."

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The designer thinks every woman should invest in a great pair of heels, just like Kate. "My hope is that a 4in heel will have a place in every woman's wardrobe.They can be empowering; they can change your state of mind."

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