Thursday 24 August 2017

Where to get Kate Middleton's favourite €600 boots for a lot less

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Britain's Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge visits a "Farms for Children" farm in Gloucestershire, May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Kate Middleton at Blenheim Palace in 2004
Britain's Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge visits a "Farms for Children" farm in Gloucestershire, May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
The Duchess of Cambridge holds a pig board as she helps children from Vauxhall primary school in London herd a pig into a pen to be weighed during a visit to the Farms for City Children charity in Gloucester, where she saw their work giving young people from inner cities the chance to spend a week on a working farm
The Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Farms for City Children charity in Gloucester, where she saw their work giving young people from inner cities the chance to spend a week on a working farm
The Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Farms for City Children charity in Gloucester, where she saw their work giving young people from inner cities the chance to spend a week on a working farm
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge jokes with children from London's Vauxhall Primary school following their attempt to herd a pig into a pen to be weighed during a visit to a 'Farms for Children' farm in Gloucestershire on May 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / RICHARD POHLERICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge helps children from London's Vauxhall Primary school to plant onions during a visit to a 'Farms for Children' farm in Gloucestershire on May 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / RICHARD POHLERICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge jokes with children from London's Vauxhall Primary school following their attempt to herd a pig into a pen to be weighed during a visit to a 'Farms for Children' farm in Gloucestershire on May 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / RICHARD POHLERICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images
The Duchess of Cambridge feeds "Stinky" the lamb surrounded by children from Vauxhall Primary school in London during a visit to a "Farms for Children" farm on May 3, 2017 in Arlingham, Gloucestershire
Brown 'winter' flat knee high boots, €105 by Miss KG at Debenhams
The Duchess of Cambridge jokes with children from Vauxhall primary school in London following their attempt to herd a pig into a pen to be weighed during a visit to a "Farms for Children" farm on May 3, 2017 in Arlingham, Gloucestershire
The Duchess of Cambridge listens to children author Michael Morpurgo read one of his stories during a visit to a "Farms for Children" farm on May 3, 2017 in Arlingham, Gloucestershire
The Duchess of Cambridge walks with Heather Tarplee (R) the Whitcourt farm school manager and Claire Morpurgo wife of children author Michael Morpurgo (L) during a visit to a "Farms for Children" farm on May 3, 2017 in Arlingham, Gloucestershire
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Author Michael Morpurgo's Farms for City Children on May 3, 2017 in Arlingham, Gloucestershire
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Author Michael Morpurgo's Farms for City Children on May 3, 2017 in Arlingham, Gloucestershire
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge feeds 'Stinky' the lamb as she visits Author Michael Morpurgo's Farms for City Children on May 3, 2017 in Arlingham, Gloucestershire
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge feeds 'Stinky' the lamb as she visits Author Michael Morpurgo's Farms for City Children on May 3, 2017 in Arlingham, Gloucestershire
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge feeds a lamb as she visits Author Michael Morpurgo's Farms for City Children on May 3, 2017 in Arlingham, Gloucestershire
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Farms for City Children on May 3, 2017 in Arlingham, Gloucestershire
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Much has been made of Kate Middleton's tendency to recycle her wardrobe.

But it's a particular pair of boots, which she has favoured since 2004, that continues to be the most fascinating piece in her wardrobe. Since she has transitioned from prince's girlfriend to the Duchess of Cambridge, she has retained most of her pre-princess personal style, bar the occasional tiara at Buckingham Palace.

Her Penelope Chilvers Long Tassel Boots retail for approximately €600, which is exactly why we tracked down a similar pair for a fraction of the price.

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Kate Middleton at Blenheim Palace in 2004

Kate Middleton in 2004

These brown 'winter' flat knee high boots by Miss KG at Debenhams are on sale for just €105 (the perks of buying boots in summer), but we don't expect them to last in stock very long.

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Brown 'winter' flat knee high boots, €105 by Miss KG at Debenhams

Meanwhile, we enjoyed a break from Kate's usual court shoes and pleated midi-skirt uniform on Tuesday when she visited the Farms for City Children in Arlingham, Gloucestershire - a charity set up by children's author Michael Morpurgo to teach inner-city children about farming, where she fed a goat called Stinky.

The mother-of-twoe then joined a story-time session led by Mr Morpurgo, who founded the charity with his wife Clare in 1976.

The Duchess was then taken on a tour of the farm where she helped children - from Vauxhall in London - pot vegetable plants and plant onions in the allotments, as well as tending to the chicken coop.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge feeds a lamb as she visits Author Michael Morpurgo's Farms for City Children on May 3, 2017 in Arlingham, Gloucestershire

While helping to plant the onions, the Duchess asked: "Do any of you like onions?"

One child replied that they made their eyes water and the Duchess replied: "They make things nice and tasty. You can put onions in curries."

She also saw a "super wriggly worm" and asked the children: "Have all of you held a worm before?"

The Duchess then tried her hand at 'pig weighing' - which involves corralling a pig into a pen to be weighed.

"We use pig boards to coral or drive the pigs into the crate to weigh them," Mr Goodman said.

"The Duchess had a pig board and was brilliant with it. She said she had never done pig weighing before.

"The expression is 'stubborn as a mule' and pigs can be just as bad. We made sure we had three really quiet ones."

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Britain's Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge listens to children's author Michael Morpurgo read one of his stories during a visit to a "Farms for Children" farm in Gloucestershire, May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool

The Duchess's visit was rounded off with a short tea party.

Speaking afterwards, Mr Goodman said: "It's been good fun. The Duchess is really hands on and really good fun and brilliant with the children - she has a rapport with them."

The organisation, which now has three working farms, welcomes around 3,200 children and 400 teachers a year.

Additional reporting by Press Association

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