When Prince George was born, Dr. Suzanne Levine and the columnist Liz Smith had an interesting exchange about his future. Dr. Levine naturally, wanted to see his feet. Feet are destiny! Were his feet like his mother’s, good upper-middle-working-class feet or like his maternal grandmother, Princess Diana’s, whose aristocratic high arches were, you might say, her downfall. Diana’s arches were so high, her feet couldn’t ever really touch the ground. And she longed for the grounding. She looked for it everywhere, didn’t she, all her tragically short life?
To read Dr. Levine’s interesting exchange with Liz Smith on Huffington Post – here
Dr. Suzanne Levine, a favorite of Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, W and other glossies is the fashion world’s go-to foot doctor. Over 25 years she has pioneered all sorts of leading-edge treatments, surgeries, injectable fillers and other comforts and corrections so that society types and fashionistas can continue to wear Manolo Blahniks and Christian Louboutin’s high heels.
She invented an over-the-counter soft gel shoe insert called “Pillows for Your Feet” and she is the author of several books including “My Feet Are Killing Me,” which she’ll publish later this year.
Get this, people! “Feet are destiny!” says Dr. Levine. “I can’t wait to see the royal baby’s feet. Will he be plagued by aristocratic feet like his grandmother, Princess Diana–or will he be blessed by having down-to-earth feet, like his mother, Kate?” She went on: “I remember the first time I saw a photo of Diana barefoot and I saw her arch. It was so high, which is associated with aristocracy, because it looks so elegant and delicate. But it can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. It’s the opposite of flat feet. The high arched foot is unable to comfortably absorb the shock of heel to ground.
“Diana wanted to be an average person. She wanted to be grounded–the implications I’m speaking about are psychological, of course–but her feet, with such severely aristocratic arches, prevented her from obtaining what she wanted. I can always tell in photographs when someone has trouble with their feet. With Diana, I could always see her pain and frustration from never being completely grounded.
“And , Kate Middleton’s feet? Hers are wide and much more working class. From what I’ve seen in photos, she already has bunions, several hammertoes and corns. Just like the rest of us. It’s not that she is flat-footed but her feet are rolled in and there’s stress on her arches. Kate has her feet on the ground. Diana didn’t. But Diana succeeded by being a wonderful mother who gave William the ability to pick a partner who is down-to-earth and who acts like the princess she became by marriage.”
Dr. Levine concludes: “I haven’t seen Prince Williams’ feet but guess they are high arched. I am hoping the baby has a combination of his mother’s and his maternal grandmother’s feet. Then, nothing will hold him back from attaining full potential and his dreams.”