Queen Letizia is about to become your new favorite royal

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SEVILLE, SPAIN - MAY 20: Princess Letizia of Spain attends a dinner with members of Sevilla Businessmen Confederation on May 20, 2014 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 30: Princess Letizia of Spain visits the Maria Moliner school on April 30, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
TOLEDO, SPAIN - MAY 22: Princess Letizia of Spain poses for the press on the 10th anniversary of their wedding during a visit to the art exhibition 'El Greco' on May 22, 2014 in Toledo, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
SAN MILLAN DE LA COGOLLA, SPAIN - MAY 28: Princess Letizia of Spain attends the inauguration of the IX International Seminary about Language and Communication Media 'El Espanol del Futuro en el Periodsimo de HoyÓ at the Monastery of Yuso on May 28, 2014 in San Millan de la Cogolla, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
SAN MILLAN DE LA COGOLLA, SPAIN - MAY 28: Princess Letizia of Spain attends the inauguration of the IX International Seminary about Language and Communication Media 'El Espanol del Futuro en el Periodsimo de Hoy' at the Monastery of Yuso on May 28, 2014 in San Millan de la Cogolla, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 22: In this handout image supplied by Casa de S.M. el Rey, Their Royal Highnesses, Prince Felipe of Spain and Princess Letizia of Spain pose for a photograph with their daughters the Princesses Leonor and Sofia on May 22, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Prince Felipe of Spain and Princess Letizia of Spain celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. (Photo by Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotografos via Getty Images)
SEVILLE, SPAIN - MAY 27: Princess Letizia of Spain and Maria Jose Sanchez Rubio, Health Counselor of Andalusia region attend the AECC Scientific Foundation Annual Symposium at the Biomedicine Institute of Seville (IBIS) on May 27, 2014 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Niccolo Guasti/Getty Images)
SEVILLE, SPAIN - MAY 20: Princess Letizia of Spain attends a dinner with members of Sevilla Businessmen Confederation on May 20, 2014 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 08: Princess Letizia of Spain attends audiences at Zarzuela Palace on May 8, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 30: Princess Letizia of Spain visits the Maria Moliner school on April 30, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 30: Princess Letizia of Spain visits the Maria Moliner school on April 30, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 22: Princess Letizia of Spain attends the lunch in ocassion of the '2013 Cervantes Award' at the Royal Palace on April 22, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Jose Luis Cuesta Pool/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 22: Princess Letizia of Spain attends the lunch in ocassion of the '2013 Cervantes Award' at the Royal Palace on April 22, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Jose Luis Cuesta Pool/Getty Images)
Spain's Princess Letizia (R) waves to the crowd after the traditional Mass of Resurrection in Palma de Mallorca on April 20, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAIME REINA (Photo credit should read JAIME REINA/AFP/Getty Images)
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By EMILY CEGIELSKI

When King Juan Carlos of Spain announced his surprise decision to abdicate the throne on Monday in favor of his son Crown Prince Felipe, most of the world began to speculate on the actual changes that this could bring to Spain. Although the monarchy is mainly symbolic, the transfer of power is expected to bring constitutional change that would allow Felipe's daughter Leonore to succeed him. According to the Associated Press, many are predicting this could snowball into further revisions of the constitution.

Of course, the immediate effect of any constitutional amendments would initially be felt in Spain. Any global repercussions would be slow; however, one point of interest has emerged from this story that has taken the world by storm -- and her name is Princess Letizia.

Now that she has the world's attention, the 46-year-old wife of Felipe, who will be known as Queen Letizia, is about to give Kate Middleton a run for her money. According to People, when she married the prince 10 years ago, she immediately became beloved by Spanish magazines for her 'dresses, hair, shoes and weight.'

But her style quickly transcended oceans. She made Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed List last year and according to VF, has a preference for designers such as Hugo Boss, Max Mara and Felipe Varela. E! reports that the princess also knows a thing or two about high street fashion, supplementing her designer duds with everyday pieces from Zara and Mango -- just like the Duchess of Cambridge.

While many outlets have focused on Princess Letizia's style, and it's impossible not to compare her to Kate, it should be said that the future queen is not just a pretty face. She's a 'commoner' and 'divorcée' whose marriage to Prince Felipe was not without controversy. She was also a well-known journalist before marrying into Spain's royal family, working for CNN and the Spanish equivalent of Bloomberg and winning an award for the 'Best Spanish Journalist Under 30.'

According to People, she supports numerous charities, takes her kids to school each day and wants to stay in her current home after the coronation. These are incredible traits, but not nearly as fun to judge. Click through our gallery of Letizia's style at the top of this post and our gallery of Kate's at the bottom. Then, let us know who's style you prefer!

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