Kate Middleton has finally stepped out in the royalty of shoes.
There was no sight of the Duchess’s trusty LK Bennett nude pumps as she was spotted out with her husband Prince William for the first time since the birth of their son Prince George last night.
Instead, the 31-year-old styled her bespoke Jenny Packham jewelled gown, worth nearly €5,000, with steep silver sandals that cost over €500.
The designer of choice? The renowned Jimmy Choo.
The designer’s name was clear on the soles of her shoes as Kate climbed the steps from the red carpet with her husband.
The silver gown was created especially for the Duchess by Kate’s go-to designer Packham, but Middleton fashion fans will be relieved to hear there is a similar dress on sale at Debenhams for a much lower price tag.
The couple attended the inaugural Tusk Conservation Awards on the evening Prince William announced his retirement from the military after seven years of service.
Prince William has said his plan is to focus on royal duties and charity work.
The couple chatted and posed for photographs on the red carpet as Kate shone in a floor-length silver gown, embellished with silver beads.
She wore her hair loose and accessorised with a silver bracelet and her wedding and engagement ring.
The couple have reportedly hired Prince William’s former nanny to accompany them to Scotland.
Catherine gave birth to their first son, George Alexander Louis, in July.
Although they were intent on minding Baby George themselves, the busy couple seem to need a little help – in the form of the woman who helped raise William, Jessie Webb.
According to People magazine, the 71-year-old has been lending a hand at the pair’s north Wales home and is now joining them on a visit to Scotland to see great-grandparents Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
"She'll be like a safe pair of hands. She knows the ropes and knows what happens," Ingrid Seward, author of the upcoming book A Century of Royal Children, told People of the nanny.
"That's preferred rather than someone new to it all, someone who'd be terrified of it all."
Jessie is from London and was hired by William’s parents, the late Princess Diana and Prince Charles, to look after him and his brother Harry.
She even attended William’s 21st birthday party and his wedding to Catherine in 2011.
Her help could be very welcome for the new parents.
"George sounds like he's got some lungs on him," Ingrid smiled.
"William's been talking about having sleepless nights, although he did say he's got better."