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The Duchess of Cambridge can wear whatever she wants — so it's amazing that she has been re-wearing the same boots for over a decade!
On Tuesday, Kate made her first post-maternity leave appearance on a visit to Sayers Croft Forest School and chose some familiar footwear for the occasion. She stepped out wearing an olive green jacket and a pair of Penelope Chilvers long tassel boots.
If these boots look familiar, that's because Kate has pulled these trusty shoes out on many occasions over the past ten years. The versatile knee-high boots (similar to these) have a Goodyear Welted Commando rubber sole that makes them perfect for the royal's active lifestyle.
Back in April 2016, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took an hours-long hike to the Tiger's Nest Monastery in Bhutan. For the journey, Kate paired her trusty boots with a crisp linen shirt and a leather vest, making for one chic explorer.
They made their first photographed appearance in 2004, when Kate sat for a formal photo at the Game Fair at Blenheim Palace wearing a button-down shirt, belted green skirt and accessorized the fall boots with a pair of knee-high socks.
Any designer dreams of the duchess wearing their creations just once, so what's it like to have created one of Kate's favorite boots?
Designer Penelope Chilvers told TODAY via email: "(My) footwear is designed for travel and adventure so it makes me very happy to see them being worn how they should be, as her oldest and dearest wardrobe staples."
The boots retail for a cool 475 pounds sterling (roughly $618) — an investment piece that's meant to last for years, as Kate has demonstrated. But if you're hoping to bring some royal style to your own closet at a more affordable price, check out these seven fall boot alternatives below.
Dream Pairs Women's Winter Riding Boots, $33, Amazon
Jessie Knee-High Riding Boot, $160, Nordstrom
LifeStride Felicity Boot, $90, Zappos
Brinley Co. Knee-High Riding Boots, $40, Walmart
BareTraps Yvonna Riding Boot, $90, Amazon
Rampage Italie Riding Boot, $30, Amazon
Sam Edelman Penny Riding Boot, $140, Amazon