Kim Kardashian designs a birthday shoe for Duchess Kate

Jan. 10, 2012 at 10:35 AM ET

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Kate got a special surprise for her birthday — a heel designed in her honor by Kim Kardashian, ShoeDazzleUK's chief stylist.

Kim Kardashian announced yesterday that she was helping celebrate Duchess Kate’s 30th birthday in her own special, reality-TV star way — by designing a shoe in her honor. The black heel, naturally, is dubbed “The Duchess.”

In a video posted on Celebuzz, Kim wished Kate a happy birthday (“welcome to the thirties club!”) and expressed her need to help ring in the royal’s new chapter. “I personally love Kate’s classic style and this shoe has gorgeous, classic quilting and a really graceful silhouette,” Kim wrote. “This shoe would make any girl feel like a princess!”

The shoe is available on Shoedazzle.com for £39.95. Ever so helpful, Kim suggests pairing it with a camel cashmere dress and a thin leather belt “to meet the boyfriend’s parents for the first time.” Ya know, if said parents live at Buckingham Palace.

Rina Raphael is a TODAY.com editor who ushered in Kate's birthday by eating no less than four TODAY anniversary donuts.

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