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7 Shoes For Kate Middleton’s Trip To India & Bhutan

Starting Sunday, Kate Middleton and Prince William will travel to India and Bhutan on an official visit — and all eyes will certainly be on the Duchess of Cambridge’s style.

While we expect Middleton to stay fairly classic in the shoe department, this is a trip where she could certainly take some risks with color.

The Duchess, who wore mostly Jimmy Choo pumps last fall, has experimented with more brands in the early months of 2016, wearing Rupert Sanderson several times and Prada, too.

Read on for our seven shoe picks for seven special events during the trip.

Day 1: April 10, India — Dinner with Bollywood stars

Bright colors are key in Bollywood, and this Manolo Blahnik kitten heel is just the right height for some serious dancing.

Manolo Blahnik Carolyne Pumps
Manolo Blahnik<br />Carolyne laser-cut slingback pumps in red.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Neiman Marcus.

Day 2: April 11, India  — Garden party celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday

Middleton, who has worn wedges on many occasions, could choose this rope-adorned style fit for a garden party.

Aquazzura Alexia Wedges
Aquazzura Alexia raffia-trimmed leather wedge.
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Day 3: April 12, India — Watching music and dance performances to celebrate Assamese New Year

Standout hues will again be key to celebrate Assamese culture, and this yellow python pair of peep-toe sandals would be fitting for a princess.

Kate Middleton Style
Rupert Sanderson Jewel rainbow peep-toe sandals.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.

Day 4: April 13, India — Game drive at Kaziranga National Park

While the athletically minded Duchess only wears sneakers occasionally, this Adidas trainer would be a good choice for India.

Adidas Gymbreaker Bounce Trainer
Adidas Gymbreaker Bounce trainer.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Footlocker.com

Day 5: April 14, Bhutan — Private audience with King and Queen of Bhutan and visit to temple

No shoes allowed in the temple, so this elegant easy-on, easy-off patent block heel from Ferragamo would be a good pick for Kate.

Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Navy Patent Pumps
Salvatore Ferragamo Vara patent pumps in navy.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.

Day 6: April 15, Bhutan — Reception for British nationals in Bhutan

Kate’s go-to pump of choice is often Jimmy Choo, and this nude pair would work well for a formal reception.

Jimmy Choo Abel Pumps
Jimmy Choo Abel pump in nude.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.

Day 7; April 16, India — Visit to the Taj Mahal

Kate’s late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, was a beloved figure in India, and she visited the Taj Mahal on a trip in 1992. She wore purple pumps while sitting on a bench in the Taj Mahal garden. It would be fitting for the Duchess of Cambridge to pay homage to Diana’s style during her own visit.

Prada Suede Purple Pumps
Prada suede pumps in purple.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Nordstrom.
Princess Diana Taj Mahal 1992
Princess Diana sitting outside the Taj Mahal in 1992.
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