13 Times Prince William Didn’t Wear Dress Shoes

The Duke of Cambridge, better known as Prince William, doesn’t often get to dress down. After all, he is second in line to the throne.

Whether he’s hosting dignitaries at Kensington Palace or celebrating his grandmother Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday, William is most often in black dress shoes. But in celebration of his 34th birthday, Footwear News is taking a look at some of his more casual shoe moments.

In April, William and his wife, Kate Middleton, went on an official trip to India and Bhutan. The couple did much more than just wine and dine while there, requiring William to bring an array of footwear options.

For a hike up to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan, he wore a pair of hiking boots, and Middleton wore Penelope Chilvers knee-high boots. We’ve also seen William in snow boots while on a ski vacation with his family.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William visiting the Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan.
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Prince William Casual Fashion Shoe Style
On the slopes with Kate Middleton, both in snow boots.
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William enjoys playing polo with brother Prince Harry, so naturally riding boots are a key style in his off-duty wardrobe.

Prince William Casual Fashion Shoe Style
During a polo match in traditional riding boots.
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We’ve even seen him playing on a grass field in black socks.

Prince William Casual Fashion Shoe Style
During sports practice in nothing but black socks.
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Meanwhile, Middleton doesn’t often get to swap her L.K. Bennett or Gianvito Rossi pumps for more leisurely styles, but she has proven her ability to run in heels on multiple occasions.

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April 2016: Kate Middleton wearing wedges while visiting India.
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Click through the gallery to see more of Prince William’s casual shoe moments.

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