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Kate Middleton Rewears Her Favorite 14-Year-Old Boots

Kate Middleton had her first official royal engagement since the birth of Prince Louis today, October 2, visiting the Sayers Croft Trust’s Forest School and Wildlife Garden in Surrey. For the outdoor event, she kept her look casual with slim-fitting pants, a sweater, and a jacket. The Duchess of Cambridge did, however, bring back one familiar (and beloved) item of her wardrobe for the occasion: a pair of boots that have been in her wardrobe for over a decade.

Specifically, this favorite from the Kate Middleton Archive is Penelope Chilvers’ Long Tassel Boots, which Middleton has owned since 2004, according to People. They’re that good.

The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits Sayers Croft Forest School

PHOTO: Chris Jackson

The boots are still available for purchase on the brand’s e-comm, retailing for £475 (about $617.)

Middleton was last photographed wearing the Penelope Chilvers boots in November 2017 when she visited a school in southwest London.

The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits Robin Hood Primary School

PHOTO: Neil Mockford

Before that the Duchess would normally bring them out for her travels. In 2016, she wore them on two different overseas trips—first, to the Himalayas…

The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge Visit India & Bhutan - Day 6

PHOTO: Samir Hussein

…and then while on a royal tour of Canada.

2016 Royal Tour To Canada Of The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge - Bella Bella And Victoria, British Columbia

PHOTO: Pool/Samir Hussein

Middleton was first photographed in her Penelope Chilvers boots in 2004 at the Game Fair at Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire.

Kate Middleton at Game Fair, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, Britain - Aug 2004

PHOTO: Stephen Lock/REX/Shutterstock

“It’s great to see the Duchess wearing the first boots we made for her in 2004—10 years on,” Chilvers told People in 2016 after she wore them on her travels that year. “The boots only get better with age. She looks fabulous in them.” Not a bad endorsement.

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