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.
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.
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…
…and then while on a royal tour of Canada.
Middleton was first photographed in her Penelope Chilvers boots in 2004 at the Game Fair at Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire.
“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.