Kate Middleton Wears Bargain $38 Heels for a Visit to a School in Pakistan

Today in Pakistan on the first full day of the British royal tour in Pakistan, Kate Middleton looked effortlessly elegant.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge started their day early with a trip to Islamabad Model College for Girls in the Pakistani capital.

She chose a traditional blue “kurta” (a loose, collarless shirt), pants and scarf by local designer Maheen Khan and earrings by Zeen. But she teamed them with a real curveball: a pair of nude-colored block-heel pumps. They had an almond-shape, closed-toe silhouette and practical ankle strap.

Waiting for the curveball? They came from British High Street stalwart, New Look and cost a bargain $38.

Kate Middleton wears $38 New Look pumps for a visit to a school in Pakistan.
Kate Middleton wears $38 New Look pumps for a visit to a school in Pakistan.
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Visiting a poor country when you’re a high-profile royal is a minefield because, on the one hand, people want the fairy tale, but on the other, you’re going to come under fire should said fairy tale prove extravagant.

However, this ensemble ticked all the right boxes. Not only are the shoes on trend and affordable but they also make an extremely welcome change from Middleton’s favorite wedge heels.

The couple spent the morning touring classrooms and meeting the children.

Kate Middleton wears $38 New Look pumps for a visit to a school in Pakistan.
Kate Middleton wears $38 New Look pumps for a visit to a school in Pakistan.
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The couple followed this with a visit to Margalla Hills National Park. The Duchess changed into a pair of flatter shoes for the occasion. The “blink and you’d miss it” switch involved a pair of Russell & Bromley’s Crossover Flats in a similar shade but with a more elevated price tag at $250.

Kate Middleton switched into a pair of Russell & Bromley flats for a visit to a nearby national park.
Kate Middleton switched into a pair of Russell & Bromley flats for a visit to a nearby national park.
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Later the royal couple visited Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan. The Duchess changed for the occasion into pants, also by Maheen Khan, teamed with a tunic by Catherine Walker, a scarf by Satrangi and black high-heeled pumps.

Khan, a former international cricketer,  was also a friend of Princess Diana, the late Princess of Wales, who visited the country in 1997.

Imran Khan, Kate Middleton, Prince William. Kate Middleton wears pants by Maheen Khan, tunic by Catherine Walker, scarf by Satrangi and earrings by Zeen for a meeting with the Prime Minister in Islamabad.
Imran Khan, Kate Middleton, Prince William. Kate Middleton wears pants by Maheen Khan, tunic by Catherine Walker, scarf by Satrangi and earrings by Zeen for a meeting with the Pakistani prime minister in Islamabad.
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Monday night, Middleton channeled Cinderella in a ombré dress by Catherine Walker, worn atop matching pants and Malory pumps by Rupert Sanderson with a shiny leather upper, a pointed toe and a slim stiletto heel.

Kate Middleton wears pants by Maheen Khan, tunic by Catherine Walker, scarf by Satrangi and earrings by Zeen for a meeting with the Prime Minister in Islamabad.
Kate Middleton wears pants by Maheen Khan, tunic by Catherine Walker, scarf by Satrangi and earrings by Zeen for a meeting with the Pakistani prime minister in Islamabad.
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Imran Khan, Kate Middleton, Prince William. Kate Middleton wears pants by Maheen Khan, tunic by Catherine Walker, scarf by Satrangi and earrings by Zeen for a meeting with the Prime Minister in Islamabad.
Imran Khan, Kate Middleton, who wears pants by Maheen Khan, tunic by Catherine Walker, scarf by Satrangi and earrings by Zeen for a meeting with the Pakistani prime minister in Islamabad.
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Kate Middleton wears pants by Maheen Khan, tunic by Catherine Walker, scarf by Satrangi and earrings by Zeen for a meeting with the Prime Minister in Islamabad.
Kate Middleton wears pants by Maheen Khan, tunic by Catherine Walker, scarf by Satrangi and earrings by Zeen for a meeting with the Pakistani prime minister in Islamabad.
CREDIT: Shutterstock

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