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Kate Middleton Suits Up in Reiss Blazer & Buckled Flats for Baby Bank Visit

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Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, was sharply suited for her latest charitable visit on Monday.

Middleton stepped out in Windsor, England to visit the headquarters of Baby Bank. For the occasion, the princess wore a neutral outfit featuring a chic beige blazer from Reiss. Her $520 Larsson style included double-breasted tortoiseshell buttons and wide peak lapels, allowing it to make a sharp statement when layered atop a light cream blouse and black high-waisted trousers.

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Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales visits The Baby Bank in Windsor, England on April 24, 2023.
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Middleton finished her outfit with a delicate gold pendant necklace, as well as matching openwork hoop earrings — similar to new styles from brands including Kendra Scott, Missoma and Alexis Bittar.

When it came to shoes, Middleton completed her attire with a pair of Boden flats. Her $190 Ballet style featured pointed-toe uppers with closed counters, all crafted from smooth black suede. The pair was complete with short 0.6-inch block heels, as well as braided leather buckles atop each toe. The style gave a contemporary finish to Middleton’s outfit while remaining professional and sharp, similar to new preppy styles by Sam Edelman, Nine West and Kate Spade New York.

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Boden’s Ballet flats.
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During her visit, Middleton learned about Baby Bank’s work to support families in Windsor and its surrounding areas by providing them with items including baby kits, school uniforms, shoes and beds. The royal spoke with staff members and folded clothing for distribution, which is sourced from public donations, local suppliers and retailers.

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Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales visits The Baby Bank in Windsor, England on April 24, 2023.
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Middleton is more typically seen in pointed-toe pumps from Emmy London, Jimmy Choo and Stuart Weitzman, among others. Her go-to style is Gianvito Rossi’s 105 pumps, which she owns in five colors. In addition to her royal rotation of heels, the duchess also wears affordable all-white sneakers from New Balance, Adidas, Superga and Zara on and off duty.

PHOTOS: See some of Kate Middleton’s best shoe looks in the gallery

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Aaron Royce is the Assistant Digital Editor for Footwear News, where he writes stories on celebrity style, brand collaborations and in-depth profile interviews. As a day-to-night dresser, he favors boots, loafers and vintage-inspired denim that can be worn from the office to any number of after-hours soirées — particularly with a ‘90s grunge or punk rock-inspired twist. In his spare time, Royce enjoys reading, discovering New York’s secret gardens and hunting for the perfect pair of combat boots.

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