Kate Middleton wears the Penelope Chilvers Long Tassel Boots in Conker Brown Leather. Can you believe she’s owned them for nearly 20 years?
The picture above shows Kate wearing the Penelope Chilvers boots at the Game Fair at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire in 2004! The boots appear to still going strong! She last publicly wore them in spring 2021:
Kate has never replaced the boots, apparently:
According to Chilvers, Kate has never replaced her original conker brown pair, making the cost-per-wear of the £475 boots very low indeedThe Telegraph
Kate’s worn the boots to nine official engagements since joining the Royal Family (we’ve also spotted her wearing them in a few photos captured during off-duty moments too).
Kate’s even worn the hardwearing boots for a four-hour mountain trek in the Himalayas!
About Kate’s Penelope Chilvers Boots:
The Penelope Chilvers Tassel Boots are cut close to the ankle giving them a sleek and elegant silhouette. They feature a scalloped detail near the zip, and of course, the hanging tassels they’re named after.
They come in two calf sizes, ‘standard’ and ‘generous’.
Kate wears the tall version of the boots in conker brown – shop the exact pair here.
The brown boots are made from and lined with Spanish vegetable-dyed leather. They’re finished with a sturdy Goodyear Welted Commando rubber sole.
After commissioning the artisan to make Penelope the perfect Spanish riding boot – to her own specifications – taller and closer fitted at the ankle, the Long Tassel boot was born, a core style and firm favourite in our collection year after year.Penelope Chilvers
Where to buy Kate’s brown tasselled boots:
EXACT MATCH – Penelope Chilvers Long Tassel Boots in Conker
Shop the brown tasselled boots Kate has had in her closet for almost two decades.
More variations of the tassel boot:
Penelope Chilvers sells several iterations of the famous ‘tassel’ boot. She stocks the same style in different colours, in a ‘cropped’ length, with heels, lined with fleece and even a version specially treated for wearing in inclement weather — click here to find your perfect pair!
NEW: The Artisan Tassel Boot. This is the latest addition to the Penelope Chilvers Tassel Boot family. The company say the boot “has the same elegant equestrian feel with a further twist of detail.”
It’s made from hard-wearing, sustainably sourced, oiled suede in tan-brown with authentic artisan details, like the scalloped keep and a cross stitch tassel. Penelope Chilvers call the style “distinctively different.” Click here to view.
Even Princess Charlotte Is A Fan! Penelope Chilvers sells a child’s version of the Tassel boot, which Princess Charlotte wore in the family’s 2020 Christmas Card portrait. Shop the boot for your own little Princess!
Loved by European Royalty too:
It looks like Kate isn’t the only royal to have worn the Penelope Chilvers Tassel Boots.
According to our good friends over at UFO No More, Princess Mette-Marit of Norway has worn the brown boots a handful of times since 2014. Queen Mathilde of Belgium debuted a pair recently too and although not confirmed, it does look like Princess Mary of Denmark also owns a pair!