Queen Letizia of Spain shines in sunny yellow, and her hat game rivals Kate Middleton's during UK visit

Queen Letizia of Spain is a woman who exudes glamour and elegance -- so it's no surprise that all eyes were on her as she and King Felipe VI arrived for the couple's first-ever state visit to the UK Wednesday. It's the first time a Spanish monarch has done so since 1986, and is also believed to be Prince Philip's final state visit before his retirement.

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Wearing a gorgeous coat and dress ensemble, Queen Letizia shined in sunny yellow, with a floral fascinator atop her head to rival Kate Middleton's best. She completed the look with a matching yellow clutch and nude pointed court shoes. She also turned to another Kate-approved style trick: classic pearl drop earrings.

Her bright dress (which matched the vibrant hue of her hat) and tweed coat both featured a lace detailing on the bottom.

The Spanish royals have a jam-packed schedule while in the UK, and are expected to meet Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge later Wednesday night at the ever-glamorous grand state banquet. It's Prince Harry's first time taking part in a state visit, a signal that he's ready to take on more royal duties.

And yes, Kate watchers -- that means we'll have more photos of the Duchess in a tiara!

It will be Kate's 6th time wearing the sparkliest of headpieces, with the first tiara moment being her wedding day. Not to mention that as she will be meeting the Spanish queen for the first time (who is sometimes called the "Kate Middleton of Spain"), it'll be quite the photo op.

Making such a stylish splash during the ceremonial welcome is no surprise from Letizia, as she's certainly dazzled us before. Below, pictured with the equally glamorous first lady of Argentina in the spring.

Stay tuned to see what Queen Letizia (and Duchess Kate!) wear tonight to the state banquet. If you have the same affinity to glitz and glamour that we do, you surely won't be disappointed.