She's famous for her pristine dress coats and pointed pumps. But Kate Middleton is also a pro at something you might not necessarily expect from a future queen: jeans. Whether they're high-waisted or straight-leg or skinny, the Duchess of Cambridge is a dab hand at mixing denim into her off-duty wardrobe.
During a visit to Wales, where the activities included playing pool and planting a tree at Blaenavon Heritage Centre, Middleton was perfectly dressed for the occasion in a hard-working pair of black skinny jeans from Frame. The exact pair is almost sold out, but there are plenty of other styles that fit the bill like the brand's Le High Skinny.
For last year's appearance at the Natural History Museum, Middleton chose a straight-leg pair of jeans in a lighter wash from & Other Stories, the brand's Favourite Cut Jeans. The exact pair is still available for £65 - and also comes in a range of other colours, including black, ecru, deep blue, mid-blue, pale blue and white. (Stories' jeans, FYI, are famous in fashion circles for being some of the most comfortable on the high street).
Middleton's a long-time fan of the denim from Zara. In March 2020, on a visit to Teagasc Research Farm, she wore the brand's Revolve Black Jeans. They're now sold out, but there are plenty of skinny jeans with the high waist you're looking for (the High Rise Sculpt Jeans, £27.99, and the Vintage Skinny Jeans, £25.99, are both great options for tucking into heeled ankle boots like Middleton's).
Finally, at the 20th Commonwealth Games, Middleton had another off-duty denim moment in a pair of skinny jeans from J Brand. The exact style is no longer available, but its Alana High-Rise Jeans, for £255, are very similar.