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Royal face-off: Spain's Princess Letizia vs. Duchess Kate

June 2, 2014 at 3:29 PM ET

Move over Duchess Kate, there's a new chic royal hitting the spotlight.

While Prince Felipe de Borbon prepares to step up as Spain's newest king, his wife Princess Letizia seems as though she was ready for queendom her whole life. Her style, poise and elegance are unmatched — or are they?

From their perfectly blown-out brunette hair to their love of nude pumps, it is easy to see the similarities between Princess Letizia and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. So we put the future Queen of Spain head-to-head (or head-to-toe, rather) with the beloved Kate to see just who wins the crown for royal style. 

Letizia wears fancy, floofy hats. Kate wears fancy, floofy hats!

Image: Princess Letizia of Spain and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge compared wearing fascinator hats
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Kate kicks it with Camilla, but Camilla and Letizia have play dates with dogs.

Image: Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Letizia of Spain both with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
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They both look lovely in lace.

Image: Princess Letizia of Spain and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge wear similar black lace dresses
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And they both take maternity style to a whole other level. 

Image: Princess Letizia of Spain and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge side-by-side during pregnancy
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Letizia and Kate can stroll down red carpets like it ain't no thing. Hey there, royal arm candy!

Image: Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain walk down a red carpet. Prince William and Duchess Catherine walk down a red carpet.
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But they also know how to dress it down for some outdoor fun with bright colors.

Image: Princess Letizia and family; Kate Middleton in coral pants
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Sports!

Image: Duchess Kate and Prince William embrace at a sporting match; Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia cheer on their team
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Is Kate checking out her competition, or admiring another leather jacket?

Image: Kate Middleton in a brown leather jacket and rainboots; Princess Letizia in a brown leather jacket
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They each had a fairytale wedding.

Image: Kate and William and Letizia and Felipe wave from the balconies of their respective weddings
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(And because we're so enamored, here's another!)

Image: Prince William and Duchess Catherine at their wedding; Princess Letizia and Prince Felipe at their nutpials
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BONUS ROUND: Adoring fans were so excited to celebrate these royal weddings that Kate and Letizia both received very...errr...unique customized collectibles with their faces on them. Lucky ladies!

Image: Trinkets adorned with the faces of Duchess Kate and Princess Letizia
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While we can't exactly pick a winner, we can say that Princess Letizia certainly gives Duchess Kate a run for her money. Here's to some fierce royal competition!


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