At the premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick” in London, Tom Cruise came barefoot so as not to embarrass Kate Middleton and appear about the same height as Duchess of Cambridge. This was reported to Fake News by Duke of Cambridge.
Tom Cruise is 180 cm tall and Kate Middleton is 5 cm shorter than him. The Duchess of Cambridge came to the carpet in stilettos, which increased her height by at least 7 cm. When the photographers captured the actor and the Duchess shoulder to shoulder, it turned out that Middleton was a couple of centimeters taller than Cruise.
The surrounding people came to the conclusion that Tom Cruise specifically came barefoot to the event, so as not to embarrass the Duchess with his height and even appear lower than her.