When she’s not wearing her usual princess garb — structured and sophisticated coat dresses, tailored trouser suits or beautiful ballgowns — the Princess of Wales is frequently spotted in jeans and jeggings. While recently pivoting to pants in a big way, the mom of three has also mixed up her workwear closet by subscribing to the trend of high waist jeans. The so called ‘mom jeans’ have seen a resurgence in the ‘grocery chic’ clothing category as the relaxed fit, waist flattering jeans with 90s inspired fits have a touch of nostalgia mixed with modern edge. Perfect for basic day wear, the timeless jeans are classic and comfortable.

Kate has adopted the latest jean fashions in her revolving royal wardrobe and created a denim lookbook sure to be imitated and appreciated for years to come.

Here are 8 of Kate Middleton’s Favorite Pairs of Jeans:

  1. Mother Dazzler Mid-Rise Straight Leg Jeans in Now or Never Wash

The Princess of Wales donned these ankle-length dark denim jeans for an outing to a SportsAid Mental Health Workshop in Marlow, England in mid-October 2023. The inky indigo blue wash jeans are designed with a comfortable material that holds its shape over time. Lightly whiskered and made from ultra-flattering stretch denim with a straight silhouette, the Mid Rise Dazzler Ankle is Mother Denim’s best-selling skinny jeans. Perfect for fall excursions or coffee runs, the ankle-length inseam jeans look best when their shorter proportions are balanced with chunky sweaters, long blazers or fitted styles like bodysuits with maxi coats or dusters. Kate paired her new jeans with a cobalt blue Zara double-breasted blazer.

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2. Massimo Dutti Skinny Fit High Rise Satin Trousers in Chocolate

A pair of slim fit skinny satin pants in chocolate brown was the ideal choice for daywear for Kate to visit the Scouts in September 2020. The five-pocket skinny jeans can easily be dressed up or down and paired with button down shirts or crewneck sweaters in cream.

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3. Zara Premium The High Waist Revolve Black Jeans

Worn by the princess on three occasions, these versatile skinny leg jeans are primarily made of comfortable cotton. Take a page out of Kate’s style book and pair black jeans with field jackets and plaid shirts, cashmere cable knit sweaters or linen colored coats.

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4. Zara Skinny Mid-Rise Jeans in Khaki

Kate’s budget friendly jeans only set the princess back $45. The cost saving crown ambassador wore the khaki jeans on just two occasions back in 2016. She paired her deep olive pants with R.Sole London cowboy boots on tour in Canada in September 2016. Later, the royal wore an Ink & Iris Grace cashmere turtleneck sweater with Really Wild Spanish boots in chocolate suede in December of the same year.

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5. Zara Body Curve Hugging Jeans in Black

The princess skipped the usual blue denim in favor of these slimming low-rise curve hugging jeans worn once for London Marathon training day in February 2017. She coupled them with a bright red puffer jacket — her Perfect Moment mini duvet quilted down ski jacket and Sweaty Betty sneakers from New Balance.

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6. Frame Le One Skinny Jeans in Black

These high waisted jeans are crafted from a revolutionary stretch fabric which makes them perfect for roving royal engagements. In her sleek and slimming Frame Le One skinnies, in the town of town of Abergavenny in Wales, Kate stopped at a goat farm, planted trees and visited a local market.

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7. & Other Stories Favourite Cut Jeans in Light Blue

The princess stepped out in these organic cotton jeans with a high waist, slim leg and comfort stretch in the summer of 2021. Preferring to pair the vintage wash jeans with a splash of color in the form of a pink jacket from Chloe — the mom of three was a sartorial sensation in her Y2K fashion denim throwback.

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8. J. Brand 811 Navy Twill Mid-Rise Skinny Leg Jeans

One of her most worn pairs of jeans — Kate nearly lived in these slim fit cotton jeans designed from luxe twill cotton during her first years of marriage in 2011. The USA-made jeans were Kate’s preferred budget pants for trips to Canada, Olympic outings and even private travel like a trip to Mustique with baby Prince George in February 2014.

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Mystery Jeans

Kate’s high-waisted, dark wash slim leg distressed denim seen in the Wales family Christmas card in 2022 remain unidentified.

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