It seems like everyone and her mother is a fashion judge these days (seriously, don't get us started on Kelly Osbourne...).
People StyleWatch writes that while on an upcoming visit to De Montfort University in Leicester, England, the duchess will judge a design competition between six students in the footwear program. While on the visit, Catherine and Prince William will also attend showcases of four students' fashion collections.
It's a big deal, of course, for the winning student to have his or her vision endorsed by the royal. But we're currently a bit nervous for the designers, whose ideas sound a bit... eccentric.
Sam Sawkill tells People StyleWatch, "I wanted to make a cool and sexy shoe for a formal occasion." Summer Spencer's design involved tartan. Becka Hunt "was inspired by 19th-century fashions" and Tabitha Duffield is planning on incorporating pink leather. (See all the sketches here.)
Unless Kate's obligated to wear the winning shoe. That we'd love to see.
A look back at a year of Catherine outfits: