The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex have closets full of couture, bespoke creations and luxury items but even these ladies can’t resist a good bargain! In fact, the two often overlap when it comes to selecting modestly priced shoe wear (like Plimsoll sneakers and Castaner wedges). For royal fanatics on a strict shoe budget, fear not, there are plenty of Meghan and Kate’s shoe styles that are pauper-priced.

Here are Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s Most Affordable Summer Shoes:

Castaner Espadrilles

Both Kate and Meghan have an affection for Castaner styles. These wraparound espadrilles are perfect paired with summer dresses and look feminine without being too trendy. Meghan wore Castaner Carina black wedges on the Royal Tour Oceania.

While Kate recently debuted a tan ‘Carina’ style at the Chelsea Garden Show.


Even though Kate and Meghan both love a good canvas espadrille, they still are partial to classic cork wedges. For an outing in Sydney, the Duchess of Cambridge opted for camel cork platform heels by Stuart Weitzman. Luckily, the shoes are a steal and now under $200.


Kate’s classic white ‘Cotu’ sneakers have been a mainstay in her closet for years. The ultra lightweight and versatile low profile canvas sneakers come in a variety of colors and under $100.


Kate isn’t the only fan of a good everyday white sneaker. The Duchess of Sussex loves a snowy style and stepped out at an apothecary with Prince Harry in Spring Court G2 Heavy Twill Plimsolls. The unique sneakers feature four ventilation holes as well as heavy twill cotton. Plus, they only cost around $100!


In images of Meghan in Delhi as a young women’s health ambassador, the Duchess of Sussex was seen in Reebok Nylon sneakers. The ultra-affordable casual sneakers have a retro appeal and offer comfort with a sockliner for extra cushioning.



Not one to stray from her style favorites, Meghan has owned these Sarah Flint ‘Grear’ sandals for years and regularly sported them on exotic European getaways and travel adventures on her old Instagram profile. Nowadays, the duchess loves the saddle grained brown leather sandals with maxi dresses or for watching her prince play polo. She also carries them on overseas trips and loves the casual gladiator slip-ons.


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