Kate Middleton's favourite espadrilles are perfect for summer - and they're on sale today

Meghan Markle, Princess Beatrice and Queen Letizia of Spain are all fans of Castaner wedges too

Kate Middleton's favourite espadrilles
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Espadrille season is finally here, and who better to look to for inspiration than the Princess of Wales? She knows the power of a leg-lengthening nude wedge in the summer months, and they're especially good if you're going to have negotiate grass at a summer occasion.

It's excellent timing, then, that thanks to the John Lewis sale, Kate Middleton's favourite espadrilles by Castaner are currently reduced in the sale. Down from £145 to £130.50, when you consider the cost per wear of these very versatile shoes, it's a no-brainer.

A great alternative to your best white trainers, we love the praline-coloured suede finish and subtle tie detailing on the 'Carina' style. Kate has worn hers on at least twelve different occasions as far back as 2019, for events such as the Chelsea Flower Show, a garden picnic and a visit to the Bahamas, proving they're perfect if you're wondering what to pack for a beach vacation.

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The Princess of Wales wears her beloved espadrilles on a visit to South Wales in 2020

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Castaner is a family-run Spanish footwear brand that actually made the first ever espadrille wedge for Yves Saint Laurent in the Sixties. Their jute-soled styles are some of the best in the business, and have been worn by celebrities and royalty around the world, including Queen Letizia of Spain, Jill Biden, Princess Beatrice and Meghan Markle.

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The ultimate adaptable shoe, they'll take you from beach to occasionwear, and no terrain is too tricky for those sturdy jute soles. They're Kate Middleton's secret to getting stuck in at royal engagements, managing to kick a football in heels - and making it look effortless.

But be quick if you're keen to get involved, because the 10% discount in the John Lewis sale only runs until 28th May. Plenty of time for a spot of Bank Holiday shopping!

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Caroline Parr
Digital Fashion Editor

Caroline is Digital Fashion Editor for woman&home, and has been a fashion writer and editor for ten years.

After graduating from the London College of Fashion, she has spent the last decade tracking down and writing about celebrity outfits, covering events ranging from the Met Gala to the King’s Coronation.

She has an encyclopedic knowledge of brands, but always likes to know about new and under the radar labels. She’s originally from Liverpool, and outside of work, her great loves are leopard print and her lively but adorable cocker spaniel, Ghillie.