When the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, finds a piece of clothing or accessory that she loves, she happily keeps it in her repertoire, and is often praised for recycling and restyling her tried-and-tested pieces. But she seems to be particularly fond of one item in particular – her Penelope Chilvers boots.
The Duchess wore the $800 (£475) boots for her visit to Bella Bella on Monday during her royal tour of Canada. Kate worked a casual cool vibe to arrive at the Great Bear Rainforest, styling the brown tasselled boots with Zara jeans and a Holland & Holland jacket.
But it is far from the first time she has been seen wearing the vegetable-dyed leather riding boots. In fact, Kate was first spotted in the footwear during a visit to Blenheim Palace in 2004 – some seven years before she married Prince William and became a member of the royal family.
She has worn the timeless boots on several occasions in the years that have followed, including for the Festival of British Eventing in 2005 and for a trek in Bhutan during her royal tour in March 2016.
Kate has impressed with her impeccable style during the Canadian royal tour to date. The 34-year-old has worn both high street and high end designs throughout the tour, including a striking $1,700 Preen dress for a reception at Government House in Victoria on Monday evening.
The thoughtful Duchess has continued to pay tribute to her hosts with a number of sartorial touches including wearing the Queen’s maple leaf brooch and outfits in the Canadian colours of red and white.