Kate Middleton’s love of the outdoors were on full display during her recent visit to the Scouts’ headquarters.
Earlier this week, the 37-year-old Duchess of Cambridge stopped by one of her royal patronages to learn about a new pilot program for young Scouts under the age of six. As part of the new Early Years program, young boys and girls will acquire skills to help build their emotional resilience, communication and language skills during the formative period of their childhood.
The Duchess wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty, and helped the children build sailboats as well as a den in the forest.
Middleton, who was a Brownie herself, previously volunteered with the Scouts during the early years of her marriage to Prince William, when the couple lived on the island of Anglesey in North Wales.
Middleton even joked about her preference for her more casual look during a tree planting ceremony to celebrate the Scouts 100th anniversary.
“Normally I have to do this in high heels,” Middleton told the crowd. “This is much easier!”
We’ve rounded up some of our picks of the trendiest hiking boots so you can channel your inner Kate Middleton this spring, no matter what your budget is.
These khaki ankle boots are the perfect choice to channel your inner Kate Middleton at a price that’s too good to resist.
SHOP IT: Aldo, $112
These olive suede boots are the perfect option for winter and spring alike, and ultra stylish for an urban setting. Featuring both lace-up and side zip closure, these hiking boots are currently on sale for 60 per cent off.
SHOP IT: Saks Fifth Avenue, $335
An affordable and stylish option available in three different colours that will go with any and every winter ensemble.
SHOP IT: Globo, $80
The ultimate hiking boot (which gained renewed viral success after they were featured in the film adaptation of “Wild,” Danner has revamped their design from the early ’70s making these boots the perfect choice for your next adventure.
SHOP IT: Free People, $480
Comfort meets fashion with these must-have hiking boots from Naturalizer that features their signature N5 contour cushioning.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $140
If you’re looking for a modern spin on the hiking boot, look no further! These fun boots from Jeffrey Campbell feature a cracked metallic leather finish and foam wedge
SHOP IT: Shopbop, $155
These fashion-forward suede and leather hiking boots feature a real shearling trim with a stacked 1″ rubber sole, making them an eye-catching addition to any look.
SHOP IT: Saks Fifth Avenue, $925
Stay warm this winter with these rugged and cozy looking hiking boots from indigo rd. Featuring an exposed faux-shearling tongue and 2-inch heel, these timeless looking boots come in four different colours — and bonus: they’re hugely on sale!
SHOP IT: Amazon, $31