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Prince George may not yet be walking, but that doesn’t mean he can’t don adorable shoes on his first ever royal tour.
While disembarking the plane in New Zealand Sunday in the arms of his mum, the Duchess of Cambridge, the 8-month-old showed off his cute cream outfit (a sweater with soldier motifs worn over a Peter Pan collar onesie and shorts) accessorized perfectly with a pair of Early Days Alex Pre-Walker shoes in ivory leather.
“We are really thrilled,” Paul Bolton, managing director of the heritage children’s footwear brand, tells PEOPLE, adding: “You couldn’t have a better pair of feet for them to be on!”
Founded in 1952, the Leicester-based company is the only traditional children’s shoe manufacturer left in the UK.
“That’s what we are really pleased about because we have fought to stay in the U.K. and so for our staff to see the shoes on the feet of the future King of England – it means a lot to them.”
Featuring a T-bar strap with a single button fastening, the soft leather shoes ($45) have a flexible but firm sole – perfect for an already crawling George.
“They are essentially a pram shoe made in a nice wide fitting so they are designed with comfort in mind. They are very traditional in design so they are ideal for his style.”
– Monique Jessen