Princess Kate brought along her trusty 12-year-old boots for the royal family's tour of Canada

By Erin Hill
September 26, 2016 04:50 PM
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Princess Kate packed a few high-fashion dresses for the royal family’s tour of Canada – but she also made sure to bring along her favorite well-worn boots!

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.

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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.

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“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.”

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Will and Kate traveled without Prince George and Princess Charlotte to see the Great Bear Rainforest – the world’s largest temperate rainforest, which is home to the Kermode (Spirit) bear.

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DOMINIC LIPINSKI / PA WIRE

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.

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