This affordable rain boot brand is a longtime royal favourite
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Suffice it to say, Meghan Markle has quite the shoe collection. Pre-Megxit, her royal wardrobe was said to cost upwards of $500,000, and with a penchant for pricey designers like Aquazzura and Manolo Blahnik, replicating her regal style will cost you a pretty penny.
With that being said, like her sister-in-law Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Sussex has been known to surprise us every now and again with affordable picks, namely, her $180 Hunter rain boots (shop here in Canada, here in U.S.).
Sporting the style earlier this year during her Emmy-nominated interview with Oprah, the 40-year-old Duchess wore her Hunter Tall Rain Boots with a pair of jeans and a white button-down while giving a tour of her family's chicken coop, "Archie's Chick Inn, Established 2021."
Much like the royal family's fondness for Barbour jackets, the U.K.'s most famous residents have been fans of Hunter boots for years.
Princess Diana was photographed in the iconic wellies at Balmoral Castle prior to her royal wedding in 1981, and 30 years later, her former husband, Prince Charles, wore the brand's Argyll boots while visiting flood victims in England. Most recently, Lady Gabriella Windsor, a cousin to the queen, wore the famously British rain boots to a polo match.
A longtime favourite of the royals, Hunter has received two royal warrants from the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh for its handcrafted, high-quality designs.
Hunter Original Tall Rain Boot (shop in Canada)
Hunter Original Tall Rain Boot (shop in U.S.)
Meghan's Hunter boots, the Original Tall Rain Boots, have earned an average rating of 4.4-star rating on the Nordstrom site, with shoppers deeming them a must-have for inclement weather.
"These boots are so comfortable, and I can tell they are built to last," raves one reviewer.
They're "lightweight" but offer "good protection," writes another Nordstrom shopper.
The lug-sole rubber boots feature an adjustable strap on the shaft so users can customize to their perfect fit. "These wellies give that extra bit of flex which allows you to adjust to add extra if required," says a customer. They're "comfortable and stylish."
While the mother-of-two wore the brand's olive green rain boots during her chat with Oprah, shoppers can choose between a variety of colours of the Original Tall Rain Boots, including black, pin, and grey.
To give your wardrobe a royal-approved refresh just in time for fall, shop our top Hunter boots picks below.
Original Tall Rain Boots
Original Chelsea Boots
Balmoral Field Hybrid Tall Rain Boots
Short Back Adjustable Rain Boots
Refined Stitch Roll Top Sherpa Boots
Play Tall Rain Boots
Refined Slim Fit Chelsea Boots
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