Made for walking! Kate dons a pair of trusty £475 knee-high boots she’s been wearing for more than a decade as she undertakes a three-hour hike with Prince William in Bhutan1,325 views
When you have a three hour hike ahead, you need some trusty boots to ensure you won’t get blisters.
And today the Duchess of Cambridge relied on a favourite pair as she made the long trek to the famous Tiger’s Nest monastery in Bhutan with Prince William.
Kate, 34, wore leather, knee high Penelope Chilvers boots, costing £475, that are clearly an old reliable as she’s been stepping out in them for well over a decade.
She was first spotted in the brown boots with a tassel detail on the zip at the Game Fair at Blenheim Palace in August 2004.
The then Kate Middleton had just been thrust into the spotlight as the public got wind of her relationship with Prince William who she met when they were both studying at St Andrew’s University.
Kate teamed the boots with a country style checked khaki jacket and skirt, a striped shirt and a brown woven belt.
She later swapped the shirt for a t-shirt as she assisted at the Wild Thing clothing company stand with a friend.
The boots made another appearance exactly a year later as Kate attended the Gatcombe Festival of Eventing in Gloucestershire.
This time she paired them with a pair of blue denim jeans, a green v neck jumper and white shirt.
She wore a brown jacket and carried a bag in a matching colour, topping off the look with a similarly coloured trilby.
It’s not clear whether Kate has had the same boots in her wardrobe for well over a decade or she’s so fond of them that she bought a second pair, as they’re still available to buy from the designer’s website.
This morning, she teamed them with skinny jeans, a shirt and a £495 Nubock shoot waistcoat but despite the heat she barely broke a sweat on the gruelling hike.
While Prince William was seen wiping sweat from his brow, his wife appeared unfazed by the climb and simply pushed her hair back from her face with her sunglasses.
The couple had started their trek through the stunning scenery around 10am (local time) and arrived at the monastery three hours later (12.50pm) having stopped for a couple of breaks.
Built into the side of a steep cliff above a beautiful forest of rhododendrons, some 10,000 feet above sea level, it is one of the most stunning temples in the world.
The royal couple admired the ‘absolutely stunning’ scenery on their way up and beamed as they posed for a photo during their trek to the breathtaking monastery in Paro Taktsang.
Kate described the view as ‘very special’, and joked that the trek was a great way to burn off the curry they had been eating.
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