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She’s snow stylish! Duchess of Cambridge dons £120 winter boots loved by celebrities such as Lily Collins for her visit …

She’s famed for her love of an elegant court shoe but today the Duchess needed some very different footwear as she braved snow and ice in freezing Stockholm where it’s currently -1°C.

The pregnant Duchess donned a pair of £120 Women’s Tivolie III boots from Canadian brand Sorel for her first engagement of a four-day Scandinavia tour to watch bandy hockey.

Just last week Prime Minister Theresa May wore the brand’s £140 Caribou boots to a meeting with Swiss Federal President Alain Berset in Davos, which looked somewhat incongruous with her smart black trousers and floral jacket.

Celebrity stylist and designer Lucas Armitage told Femail that the brand, which is also loved by celebrities such as Elle Macpherson, Elizabeth Olsen and Lily Collins also among celebrity fans, taps into the current trend for sport luxe.

‘Sorel boots are synonymous with winter sports and skiing,’ he explained. ‘Right now they are having a moment, going from practical to high fashion.

‘The utility look of the boots are really tapping into current trends so it’s not surprised many celebs including the Duchess have chosen to wear them. 

The Duchess of Cambridge swapped her usual smart court shoes for a pair of £120 Sorel snow boots as she watched a game of bandy hockey, and tried her hand at the sport, in Stockholm this morning 

The Duchess of Cambridge swapped her usual smart court shoes for a pair of £120 Sorel snow boots as she watched a game of bandy hockey, and tried her hand at the sport, in Stockholm this morning 

The Duchess of Cambridge swapped her usual smart court shoes for a pair of £120 Sorel snow boots as she watched a game of bandy hockey, and tried her hand at the sport, in Stockholm this morning 

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We’re used to seeing the Duchess of Cambridge in her favourite nude pumps by L.K Bennett or Jimmy Choo but a trip to freezing Sweden called for a much more sturdier choice of footwear for Kate!

She swapped elegant court shoes for practical boots by Sorel as she stepped out in the icy terrain in Stockholm to watch an outdoor hockey game.

With temperatures this low, it’s hard to stay both toasty and stylish but the Duchess made it look like a breeze thanks to her gorgeous shearling coat by Burberry, cute bobble hat and the comfy boots.

From skiing trips, to countryside walks, a pair of practical boots will always come in handy as Kate shows here and for those who don’t want to sacrifice any style, then Sorel is the answer. Sorel boots may be sturdy but the fur-trims give them a luxe look whilst the cult brand name will ensure your winter wardrobe stays on point: we’ve spotted everyone from Victoria Beckham, to Blake Lively in Sorel boots before!

Click (right) to shop them now, or see even more boots that nail the balance between style and practicality below from Tory Burch, Moon Boots, & Other Stories, Isabel Marant.

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Kate, 36, tapped into the current trend for sport luxe, choosing a brand favoured by politicians and celebrities 

Kate, 36, tapped into the current trend for sport luxe, choosing a brand favoured by politicians and celebrities 

Kate, 36, tapped into the current trend for sport luxe, choosing a brand favoured by politicians and celebrities 

Theresa May somewhat incongruously paired her boots with smart trousers and a floral jacket while meeting Swiss Federal President Alain Berset in Davos last week 

Theresa May somewhat incongruously paired her boots with smart trousers and a floral jacket while meeting Swiss Federal President Alain Berset in Davos last week 

Theresa May somewhat incongruously paired her boots with smart trousers and a floral jacket while meeting Swiss Federal President Alain Berset in Davos last week 

Elle McPherson sporting a pair of Sorel snow boots while out and about in Aspen 

Elle McPherson sporting a pair of Sorel snow boots while out and about in Aspen 

Elle McPherson sporting a pair of Sorel snow boots while out and about in Aspen 

‘Skiing has always been an aspirational activity, but right now it’s hotter than ever and Sorel boots are the perfect finishing accessory.’

For her visit to Stockholm today, pregnant Kate kept the cold at bay in temperatures of -1°C, wrapping up in a Burberry shearling coat teamed with skinny jeans and Sorel snow boots, while she and William both donned bobble hats to keep their ears warm.

Ever the diplomatic dresser, the Duchess wore a burgundy jumper by popular Swedish brand Fjällräven. 

First stop on the agenda was a visit to an outdoor rink in the capital for an introduction to the popular local sport, bandy hockey.

Lily Collins rocked the casual look by turning up to the Sundance premiere of To the Bone in Sorel boots last week 

Lily Collins rocked the casual look by turning up to the Sundance premiere of To the Bone in Sorel boots last week 

Lily Collins rocked the casual look by turning up to the Sundance premiere of To the Bone in Sorel boots last week 

Elizabeth Olsen also rocked Sorel Caribou boots, the same pair as Theresa May, at the Sundance festival last week 

Elizabeth Olsen also rocked Sorel Caribou boots, the same pair as Theresa May, at the Sundance festival last week 

Elizabeth Olsen also rocked Sorel Caribou boots, the same pair as Theresa May, at the Sundance festival last week 

The competitive royals practiced taking shots, with Kate losing out to her husband with just one goal to his three. 

Today the royal couple will enjoy lunch with the King and Queen of Sweden in the Royal Palace of Stockholm, then, accompanied by the popular Crown Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Daniel, enjoy a walk through the picturesque cobbled streets of the capital city to the nearby Nobel Museum.

It will give them the chance to meet members of the Swedish public who have gathered in Stortorget, the oldest square in Stockholm.

According to celebrity stylist Lucas Armitage, snow boots' association with aspirational sports such as ski-ing has made them increasingly popular 

According to celebrity stylist Lucas Armitage, snow boots' association with aspirational sports such as ski-ing has made them increasingly popular 

According to celebrity stylist Lucas Armitage, snow boots’ association with aspirational sports such as ski-ing has made them increasingly popular 

The Duchess rocked the sports luxe trend in a shearling jacket by Burberry and £120 Sorel boots 

The Duchess rocked the sports luxe trend in a shearling jacket by Burberry and £120 Sorel boots 

The Duchess rocked the sports luxe trend in a shearling jacket by Burberry and £120 Sorel boots 

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