Queen Camilla Wears Her Statement Suede Boots During Royal Appearance at Worchester

Queen Camilla attended the Royal Maundy Service at Worcester Cathedral on Thursday in England, wearing a pair of suede over-the-knee boots.

Queen Camilla wears a pair of brown over-the-knee suede boots
A closer look at the shoes.Getty Images

A fan of the suede knee boot style, the Royal was previously seen wearing her favorite black Russell & Bromley suede boots earlier this month as she paid a visit to Knotts Bakery in Belfast, Ire. She also opted to wear black suede boots for her meeting with Governor Isle of Man, Sir John Lorimer on March 20 at the Government House.

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The Queen donned a similar black pair of suede knee-high boots featuring an almond toe, medial side zippers, and a short block heel this past December for a royal engagement in Bristol, Eng. Officially crowned the Queen of England roughly a year ago, Queen Camilla has long been a fan of neutral footwear for her public royal appearances.

Queen Camilla at the Worcester Cathedral in a pair of brown suede over-the-knee boots
Queen Camilla attends the Royal Maundy Service at Worcester Cathedral.Getty Images

The Royal Maundy Service takes place on the Thursday before Easter. During the service The Queen presented, on behalf of King Charles III, 75 men and 75 women (which signifies the age of the Monarch) with two purses.

Queen Camilla appears in Worcester, England wear brown suede knee boots.
Queen Camilla greets fans on March 28, 2024 in Worcester.Getty Images

About the shoes

The Queen’s shoes, enveloped in a solid all-black color, featured suede material and a pointed-toe silhouette. Boots similar to the ones she’s wearing are available from brands like Loeffler. Their Indy suede knee-high boots are priced at a little over $520.

Antonio Melani also offers a sleek brown suede over-the-knee dress boot for $200.

History of suede knee-high boots

Suede knee-high boots were originally created as a riding boot for men circa the 15th century. Towards the latter part of the 20th century, the style was later repurposed as a fashion boot for women. While suede knee-high boots can still be worn as traditional work boots, their primary purpose is to be fashioned for stylistic reasons. Knee-high boots were considered to be at the peak of their popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, experiencing a resurgence in the early 1990s after Chanel’s 1990 Couture collection. These boots are highly regarded for their coverage and insulation properties, making them a go-to footwear choice for colder weather. Many brands, such as Steve Madden, Blondo, and Madewell, now offer their own individual take on the style. Gianvito Rossi, Dries Van Noten, Chanel, and Jil Sander are among the many designer brands that carry the silhouette in slightly thicker versions.

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