Meghan Markle's Foot Scar Suggests She's Had Bunion Removed
Meghan Markle not only showed off a gorgeous gown in London but also a scar on her left foot that one podiatrist says suggests she had a bunion removed.
Meghan Markle was the picture of elegance in a dazzling, floor-length gown for an event in London on Wednesday night. But it isn't just her navy Roland Mouret dress getting a lot of attention — her feet are, too.
Images snapped at the premiere of Cirque du Soleil's "Totem" at London's Royal Albert Hall show a small scar on the side of her left foot, leading to speculation she's had a bunion removed. There also appears to be a bunion on Markle's right foot.
New York podiatrist Dr. Neal Blitz looked at the photos for Inside Edition.
"This scar we see here on the top of the foot is consistent with a bunion surgery scar," he said of Markle's left foot. "Bunions are corrected by cutting the bone ... and then we slide the bone into the proper position."
Markle, 37, often wears high-heeled shoes to public events, such as the strappy Stuart Weitzman heels she wore Wednesday.
Doctors say wearing high heels can cause bunions over time. Dr. Blitz showed what happens to the bones of the feet while wearing a high-heeled shoe.
"[The] big toe joint is fully pushed down in the wrong position and that causes the bunion in the first place," he said.
The scar was also noticeable as Markle bucked royal tradition and did not wear tights to the event.
The Duchess of Sussex and her husband, Prince Harry, are expecting their first child in April or early May, according to reports. Markle reportedly spilled the news to someone in the crowd while they greeted people in Birkenhead on Monday, putting her at six months pregnant.
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