Kate Middleton Recycles Boots From Her University Days, Brings Glam Squad on Bhutan Hike
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Kate Middleton‘s boots were made for walkin’—and hiking, too, and even standing the test of time!
The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing her beloved Penelope Chilvers long tassel boot Friday when she and Prince William trekked up to the Tiger’s Nest monastery in Bhutan. These sturdy shoes, clearly worth the £475 (approximately $675) they retail for, have been in Kate’s closet for over a decade. As you can see in the photo above, they’re the same ones she was wearing back in 2004 at the Game Fair at Blenheim Palace. At that time, she and William were still students at St. Andrews University.
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Since then, Will and Kate have graduated, split briefly, reconciled, gotten engaged, married, welcomed two beautiful children and gone on some memorable royal tours—and the boots have held up quite nicely, it seems. They helped Kate in looking about as hiking chic as humanly possible during Friday’s jaunt. But while this pretty princess makes it look effortless, she had a little help ensuring she stayed picture perfect in the heat…in the form of a glam squad!
As first noted by the Daily Mail, Kate’s hairdresser Amanda Cook Turner (with the pink sweater tied around her neck) and stylist Natasha Archer (the other woman with blond hair) joined Kate and Will on the hike. Sophie Agnew, assistant to Kate’s private secretary (seen above in blue stripes), joined as well.
Royal life does have its perks.
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