The best thing about Meghan Markle’s wedding day on 19 May? She’ll be wearing not one but two dresses, which means double the shoes.

Meghan has favoured brands like Sarah Flint, which she wore to the special Anzac Day service, and the iconic Manolo Blahnik, which she wore to celebrate the Queen’s birthday, attend the Invictus Games reception, celebrate Commonwealth Day, visit Birmingham on International Women’s Day, and more. It’s safe to say that Meghan Markle loves her Manolos…

Meghan Markle wears a pair of Manolos at the Invictus Games Reception. Getty Images.

Meghan also loves her velvet Jimmy Choos, which she’s worn for a day of engagements in Belfast, the suede cut-out Aquazurra pumps that she wore to the Women’s Empowerment reception in April, and another Aquazurra pair (this time with a chic, thick ankle strap) that she wore to her first royal event with Harry, William and Kate, at the Royal Foundation Forum.

So, what footwear will she choose for her big day? All signs point to a pair of Manolos accompanying her sure-to-be gorgeous wedding gown (which royal wedding expert and bridal designer Caroline Castigliano sketched out below—we hope it looks just like this!). The only reason it may not be the Manolos is if Meghan decides to follow in the footsteps of her future-sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, and wear a pair by the designer of her wedding dress. Kate’s bridal shoes were designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, to match her dress.

Caroline Castigliano

As for the style of the shoe? ‘She has to be comfortable, right? There’s nothing worse than being incredibly uncomfortable on an occasion like this. I’m sure she’ll have a simple, closed-toe court shoe,’ says Caroline. (Fun fact: ‘Court shoe’ is how the Brits refer to ‘pumps’.) ‘She needs to be taking in the whole experience and not worrying about her feet.’

Although it will be hard to catch a glimpse of Meghan’s footwear underneath her (likely) voluminous gown, we’ll be watching intently as she walks down the aisle to see if she goes with our prediction: Manolos, naturally.

At the evening reception, it should be easier to spot her shoes (since Caroline thinks she’ll go with something ‘slinky’ and ‘more her personal style’), and we’re pretty sure what you’ll see is a fun, strappy, velvet pump like the Aquazurra pair below that she wore when she and Harry announced their engagement. They’re sold out everywhere, btw. Hence, the Meghan Markle effect.

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In our May issue we have an exclusive six-page extract from a new biography of Meghan Markle, written by royal biographer Andrew Morton. Get a copy to find out all about the real Meghan Markle – from her childhood to Suits to the present day.

Via Marie Claire US