By Alex Warner /
July 05, 2019
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Kate Middleton has what seems like an unlimited number of shoe options (perks of royalty, right?). So when she wears a pair of shoes more than once, we sit up and take note — especially when they’re something other than her beloved Jimmy Choo Romy pumps. The shoes in question? Her tan lace-up Castañer wedges, which the Duchess of Cambridge has worn on three separate occasions this summer.

Most recently, she sported the Castañer espadrilles with a printed midi dress by Sandro to host a children’s picnic at Hampton Court Palace’s Garden Festival — where her new “Back to Nature” garden was moved.

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Kate wore the same wedges just one week prior with a paisley dress while meeting with aspiring young photographers, and again with a tiered floral Erdem dress while showing Queen Elizabeth her new garden in May. On all three occasions, the Castañer shoes gave her outfits the perfect summer vibes.

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As it turns out, the brand is loved by lots of royal ladies. Kate’s sister, Pippa Middleton, owns a pair of the popular Carina canvas wedges in ivory, and her sister-in-law, Meghan Markle, has the same exact pair in black. In fact, Meghan has worn her lace-up Castañer wedges on several occasions, too. 

During her royal Tour Down Under with Prince Harry, she sported the black canvas wedges with a striped Martin Grant maxi while visiting Bondi Beach in Australia, and again with a pink floral Figue dress during a visit to the University of the South Pacific in Suva.  

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But Castañer’s wedges aren’t only loved by royalty — the brand has racked up a list of other celeb fans including Emily Ratajkowski, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Hathaway, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (to name a few). The best part about Castañer wedges? You can wear them with practically every outfit imaginable (as the Duchesses have proven). They’re the perfect casual-but-dressy shoe to wear to a wedding, or to pair with a tropical-print two piece set for vacation. Ringing in at $150, they’re not cheap, per say, but totally worth every penny if you plan to live in them all summer long like Kate does.

While the Duchess of Cambridge’s exact style is no longer available, the brand sells a very similar tan lace-up pair that are just as cute. Pippa and Meghan’s wedge styles are still available (though we imagine not for long), so you’d better move quickly if you want a pair for yourself. 

Scroll down to shop the royal-approved wedges you need in your summer wardrobe.

Kate Middleton

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Buy It! Castañer Joyce T Wedge Espadrilles, $130;

Meghan Markle

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Buy It! Castañer Carina 80 Canvas Wedge Espadrilles, $120;

Pippa Middleton

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Buy It! Castañer Carina 80 Canvas Wedge Espadrilles, $120;