Princess Kate Braves the Canadian Rain in Her Favorite 12-Year-Old Boots!
Princess Kate brought along her trusty 12-year-old boots for the royal family's tour of Canada
During a rainy trip to the remote island of Bella Bella on Monday, Kate wore her trusty Penelope Chilvers long tassel boots in a brown shade called “conker,” which Kate has had in her closet for over a decade.
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Handmade from Spanish leather, the $674 boots are fully lined and feature a Goodyear Welted Commando rubber sole, perfect for navigating the wind and rain on Monday. Kate also wore the boots when she went hiking on a five-hour hike in the Himalayas with Prince William in April.
She paired the boots with a Holland and Holland jacket, her go-to Zara jeans and earrings by Canadian designer Pippa Small. While indoors for the ceremony, she showed off a stylish blue sweater which she wore over a blue-and-white plaid collared shirt.
“It’s great to see the Duchess wearing the first boots we made for her in 2004 – 10 years on,” Chilvers previously told PEOPLE. “The boots only get better with age. She looks fabulous in them.”
Upon arrival, they were greeted warmly by the historic First Nations owners of the community. They were then honored by the Heiltsuk people, as Hemas – a hereditary chief – and Umaks, a woman of high rank or standing.
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George and Charlotte stayed behind in Victoria, where the family is based during their eight-day trip.