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Kate Middleton swaps out diamonds for $240 Blundstones following coronation weekend

Kate Middleton was back in her go-to pair of $240 spring boots following Saturday's coronation of King Charles III.

Split screen of kate middleton wearing green blouse, jeans and blundstone boots, Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales helps to reset a path as she takes part in the Big Help Out, during a visit to the 3rd Upton Scouts Hut in Slough, west of London on May 8, 2023, where the family joined volunteers helping to renovate and improve the building. - People across Britain were on Monday asked to do their duty as the celebrations for King Charles III's coronation drew to a close with a massive volunteering drive. (Photo by Daniel LEAL / POOL / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Kate Middleton just wore her go-to spring boots (Getty).

While this weekend's coronation called for pomp and circumstance, Kate Middleton was back in her Blundstones on Monday morning.

The Prince and Princess of Wales, alongside their three children, Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5 — in his first official royal engagement — were put to work helping renovate a scout hut.

The family of five visited the 3rd Upton Scout Group in Slough, not far from their Windsor home, to lend a hand in painting, digging, and more. While all three children partook in the morning's activities, it was Prince Louis who took centre stage, driving a digger with help from Prince William, 40, and helping his mom shovel dirt.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Prince Louis of Wales helps his mother, Catherine, Princess of Wales, take part in the Big Help Out, during a visit to the 3rd Upton Scouts Hut in Slough on May 8, 2023 in London, England. The Big Help Out is a day when people are encouraged to volunteer in their communities. It is part of the celebrations of the Coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the other Commonwealth realms that took place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6, 2023. (Photo by Daniel Leal - WPA Pool/Getty Images), Prince Louis had an action-packed day with the Scouts on Monday (Getty)., The Coronation Of Their Majesties King Charles III And Queen Camilla - The Big Help Out
Prince Louis had an action-packed day with the Scouts on Monday (Getty). (Getty Images)

Princess Kate, the joint President of the Scout Association, traded in her coronation flower crown and Alexander McQueen dress for black pants, a button-up blouse, and Blundstone Chelsea boots (shop here in Canada, shop here in the U.S.).

Kate Middleton just stepped out in a pair of $230 CAD/$210 USD Blundstone boots (Getty)., LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Princess of Wales, tries her hand at archery while taking part in the Big Help Out, during a visit to the 3rd Upton Scouts Hut in Slough on May 8, 2023 in London, England. The Big Help Out is a day when people are encouraged to volunteer in their communities. It is part of the celebrations of the Coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the other Commonwealth realms that took place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6, 2023. (Photo by Daniel Leal - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Kate Middleton just stepped out in a pair of $240 CAD/$210 USD Blundstone boots (Getty). (Getty Images)

The 41-year-old has donned the practical spring shoes several times in the past, marking the $240 CAD/$210 USD boots as another royal-approved favourite.

Blundstone Chelsea Boots (Shop in Canada)

Blundstone Chelsea Boots (Shop in U.S.)

Blundstone Stout Water Resistant Chelsea Boot in Stout Brown Leather and black lugged soles (Photo via Nordstrom)
Blundstone Stout Water Resistant Chelsea Boot in Stout Brown Leather (Photo via Nordstrom)

$240 CAD at Altitude Sports

$210 USD at Nordstrom

Crafted using premium leather, the Blundstone Chelsea Boots come engineered with impact-protection technology to provide wearers with shock protection and support in the heel.

The boot's cushioned footbeds can be removed and washed whenever you feel the need to freshen up, and their low, stable heels provide excellent traction on wet and icy surfaces.

Plus, the unisex boots are designed with extra-thick soles to insulate against cold underfoot temperatures, making them perfect for spring transitional weather.

What people are saying

Racking up an average rating of 4.5 stars, the Kate Middleton-approved boots have become a wardrobe favourite among Nordstrom shoppers.

"How did I live without these?" asks one reviewer. "They're perfect for just about any condition: cold, wet, dry. I'm not sure how I got by without them."

"Can't beat Blunies for comfort, waterproof and great tread in snow or rain," writes another shopper. "They look great with jeans, pants or skirts."

"I wear these boots literally every day," adds another shopper, noting that they're "so comfy and cute and the perfect height to wear with any jeans."

While reviews for the boots largely lean positive, some Nordstrom shoppers warn that Blundstone sizing can be tricky, and that breaking them in can be "hard."

backside picture of Blundstone Stout Water Resistant Chelsea Boot in Stout Brown Leather (Photo via Nordstrom)
Blundstone Stout Water Resistant Chelsea Boot in Stout Brown Leather (Photo via Nordstrom)

$240 CAD at Altitude Sports

$210 USD at Nordstrom

I "can't wear them for too long," writes one reviewer. "The break-in period is hard." However, the shopper added that "these boots are beautiful, and the versatility makes the break-in period worth it."

Want to check out more Blundstone boots? Shop the brand here in Canada and here in the U.S. for more royal-approved spring fashion.

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