While the Princess of Wales has an astonishingly large collection of pointed pumps and skyscraper stilettos, she’s also been known to step out in numerous ballet flats and loafers. Worn many times before her marriage to Prince William, the mom of three loves a trendy and timeless classic slip-on shoe.

Kate can be found in preppy loafers for the school run with her children and in slingback cap toe flats for prancing around the polo field. She’s drawn to buckle adorned flats, crisscross ballet shoes and lightweight loafers.

Feminine, stylish and comfortable, the princess relies on flat shoes for her semi-casual wardrobe and off-duty footwear favorites.

Here are 9 of Kate Middleton’s Favorite Ballet Flats and Slip-on Shoes:

1. Boden Pointed Ballet Flats in Black Suede

These chic and charming slip-on flats first appeared on Princess Kate in April 2023 and again in fall of 2023. Featuring a distinctive ornamented pointed toe, these statement shoes have a fun retro feel with their decorated square shaped buckle. The low suede covered heels are perfect for wearing with cropped trousers or ankle hem jeans.

Similar from Boden HERE or a lookalike style at Nordstrom HERE

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2. Russell & Bromley ‘Xpresso’ Blush Suede Crossover Flats

These Italian made crisscross flats were first seen on the princess during a visit to New Delhi in India in April 2016. She later recycled the leather lined shoes for a trip to Pakistan in October 2019. The soft blush suede flats feature a delicate pointed toe and crossover Mary-Jane straps.

Shop similar at Macy’s HERE

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3. Russell & Bromley Xpresso Black Suede Crossover Flats

At just around $250 Kate felt inclined to purchase her budget friendly Russell & Bromley flats in both pale pink and black. The princess wore these sharp pointed toe shoes in Pakistan in mid-October 2019 paired with a black Beulah London ‘Papilio’ satin coat.

Shop similar at DSW HERE

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3. L.K. Bennett Jada Snaffle Flats

The princess stepped out near her London apartment home in July 2007 wearing a Karen Millen Silk Africa embroidered tunic top. Carrying her Prada Medium Boston bag, the future royal was wearing these snaffle-bit embellished white round toe flats. Kate wore the rein detailed shoes on at least six occasions in the summer and early fall of 2007.

Shop similar at L.K. Bennett HERE or a lookalike style at DSW HERE

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4. Emmy London Lulu Flats in Midnight Navy

Practical and pretty, these low profile flats feature padded soles for extra comfort and 0.5 inch heel for a boost in height. Kate opted for these sophisticated flats for two outings in 2023 including a fall trip to Windsor Family Hub and a visit to a Royal Air Force unit with her husband and children. The princess also donned the luxurious $450 shoes for a Shaping Us video appearance on June 16, 2023.

Shop the Lulu Flats at Emmy London HERE

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5. Russell & Bromley Black Patent Buckle Flats

A glossy black ballet flat is finished with a charming oversized metal buckle detail. Princess Kate was spotted in these sleek and sophisticated flats while making the journey to work. She paired the convenient and comfortable work shoes with a button down blouse, black cardigan and her white Prada medium Boston bag.

Shop on eBay HERE or a lookalike style at DSW HERE

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6. Camilla Elphick Alicia Slingback Flats in Taupe and Black

Priced just under $250, these affordable cap toe flats are designed with smooth nude and black calf leather. A delicate cross-stitch detail at the vamp gives the illusion of a bow accent while a pearl buckle elevates these shoes from ordinary to opulent. Kate donned these contemporary flats twice in the summer of 2022 — once for a charity polo match in July and again for Commonwealth Games in August. She also wore them off-duty for a visit to Eton College in June 2023 with Prince George while wearing her Cefinn Petra green shirtdress.

Similar style at Nordstrom HERE and Amazon HERE

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7. French Sole Henrietta Ballet Flats (London Sole)

For grocery shopping at Tesco Supermarket on August 1st, 2011, the princess was snapped wearing a purple cashmere cable knit sweater from Ralph Lauren’s Black label collection as well as donning Paige Skyline Ankle Peg jeans in beachwood. The princess accessorized the errand ensemble with an Aquascutum club check Scottish scarf and ‘Pirouette’ French Sole flats. The elegant soft leather flats are accented with a dainty bow, working drawstring and feature a matching trim around the opening. Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton also owns the French Sole Henrietta flats in tan and black, red croc and black patent as well as owning a pair of gladiator French Sole flat sandals called the Glastonbury.

Scarf also available HERE //Similar ballet flats at DSW HERE

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8. French Sole Amelie Croc Brown Ballet Flats 

Made in a factory in Spain, Kate’s shoes are constructed with luxurious crocodile effect patent leather with a matching brown trim and rubber sole. The princess owns the preppy-minded pair in brown croc and was spotted wearing the shoes with her green Minnie Rose shawl for a grocery shopping trip in late May 2011.

Shop the updated Amelie at Wolf & Badger HERE

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9. Russell & Bromley Black Suede Bow Flats

A more sophisticated take on black flip flops, Kate wore these suede pointed toe flats for excursions around London before becoming a castle dwelling Windsor wife. The princess often sported the flat shoes with printed skirts, soft jersey dresses and even wore them with a casual white jean skirt and black cardigan sweater while spending time with best friend Emilia d’Erlanger (now Emilia Jardine-Paterson) in May 2007.

Shop similar at Russell & Bromley HERE or a lookalike style at Nordstrom HERE



Get Kate’s style and shop French Sole Tamara quilted black flats at Zappos HERE

Or try a pair of French Sole Jasmine Flats with a decorative bow. Shop HERE