Kate's Cute Ballet Flats: Get the Look!

05/06/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

Kate Middleton London Sole Shoes
Alan Carsen/Whitehotpix/Zuma; Inset: Courtesy London Sole

The Duchess of Cambridge swapped her Alexander McQueen heels for basic ballet flats on Wednesday during a routine trip to the grocery store. Skipping through the parking lot of her local Waitrose supermarket in Anglesey, Wales, Kate wore one of her favorite styles, the brown patent crocodile Pirouette ($165), from luxe British brand London Sole. A spokesperson for the company tells PEOPLE that the classic style is one of Kate’s go-to designs, and confirms that the newlywed is a regular in both the King’s Road and Knightsbridge stores. “She prefers the Pirouette or the Henrietta shapes and always in neutral colors,” the spokesperson shares, adding, “she’s been coming to us for a good few years now.” Founded by shoe designer Jane Winkworth, the brand was a favorite of Princess Diana in the 1990s. “We have a history with the royal family,” the spokesperson explains, “so it’s great to see the younger royals wearing them too, like Kate and Princess Beatrice and Eugenie, who are both regular customers.” —Monique Jessen


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marg on

I totally got a pair just like these from wet seal for $8 last year! sweet

Lisa on

I’m more interested in her knitted shawl. Where did she get it?!

I see on

I’m not a shawl person, but that is cute.

Lacey on

Woman have been wearing flat ballet shoes for years. Now that Kate wearing some, now it’s like the fashion trend of the year. My goodness!

Kerri on

People need to stop living their lives through others who do not care about you. Be yourself and stop trying to be someone who does not work and has a lot of money.

Anonymous on

She looks OLD! She is 29 yrs old? Yikes.

kate on

She goes grocery shopping??? Can’t she now afford to hire someone to do that for her?! ;-)

Ellie on

Made me sad to see this, wasn’t the media meant to leave her alone? William already lost is mother to this sort of stalking, while I would love to see what she wears to events and on official duties I hope People will stop buying photos of going about daily life, it just feeds the beast.

jessica on

yes, very cute shoes and i got a pair just like them at Target 2 years ago for about $12. It’s nice to see she is trying to live a normal life..I hope the press does not keep taking pictures of her like this and let the newlyweds live in peace…please..no more pictures unless a public event for them.

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