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Whether she’s attending a royal engagement or hanging out with a bunch of kids on a farm, Kate Middleton always dresses to impress.

Case in point? The 38-year-old Duchess of Cambridge visited the Ark Open Farm in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, as part of her Early Years Foundation Five Big Questions Survey today looking casual-chic.

Middleton donned an olive-green Barbour defense waxed jacket ($450), a gray turtleneck, skinny jeans and her go-to riding boots for the occasion, which came in handy while she traipsed through the farmland. She accessorized the look with the same UFO gold drop earrings that she sported during her royal tour of Pakistan last October.

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The boots the duchess selected for her visit are a royal rewear: the same Penelope Chilvers long-tassled boots ($616) she donned on her first outing back from maternity leave with Prince Louis.

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The long tassel conker boots are expertly crafted from Spanish vegetable-dyed leather and feature a ladylike scalloped detail at the zipper panel. Optimal for outdoor activities, the soles are made from Goodyear Welted Comando rubber. They’re also cut close to the ankle to lengthen and slim the legs, which is always a plus in our book.

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Middleton’s decision to wear boots for the nature-focused outing turned out to be a good one. While at Ark Open Farm, children encouraged her to hold a snake (imagine doing that with bare ankles!), feed a lamb and meet an alpaca. She also was tasked with the less harrowing business of speaking with local parents and grandparents about their thoughts on her Five Big Questions survey and with children about the importance of their early years.

A great initiative definitely calls for a great set of boots, right? 

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