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.

Related: 30 reasons Queen Letizia of Spain should be your new style icon

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.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Queen Letizia of Spain (L) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leave in a state carriage following a welcome ceremony at Horse Guards Parade on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Queen Letizia of Spain at the official welcome ceremony on Horseguards Parade during a State visit by the King and Queen of Spain on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Spanish Queen Letizia, Spanish King Felipe VI and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrive at Buckingham Palace after a ceremonial welcome at the start of the Spanish King and Queen's three-day state visit, in central London on July 12, 2017. Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia begin a state visit to Britain on Wednesday, as the two countries attempt to strengthen ties despite tensions over Britain's plans to leave the European Union. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Yui Mok (Photo credit should read YUI MOK/AFP/Getty Images)
Spanish Queen Letizia and Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh sit together in a carriage as they are taken to Buckingham Palace after a Ceremonial Welcome on Horse Guards Parade at the start of the Spanish King and Queen's three-day state visit, in central London on July 12, 2017. Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia begin a state visit to Britain on Wednesday, as the two countries attempt to strengthen ties despite tensions over Britain's plans to leave the European Union. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Matt Dunham (Photo credit should read MATT DUNHAM/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth stands in Buckingham Palace with Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia as they arrive after a ceremonial welcome, in central London, Britain July 12, 2017. Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia are on a state visit to Britain. REUTERS/Yui Mok/Pool
Britain's Prince Philip and Queen Letizia of Spain arrive at Buckingham Palace, in central London, Britain July 12, 2017. Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia started a state visit to Britain on Wednesday. REUTERS/Yui Mok/Pool
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Queen Elizabeth II greets King Felipe of Spain at the official welcome ceremony on Horseguards Parade during a State visit by the King and Queen of Spain on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 12: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (l) and King Felipe VI of Spain (r) look on as Queen Elizabeth II shakes hands with Queen Letizia of Spain during the ceremonial welcome at Horse Guards Parade on day 1 of Spanish State Visit on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Spanish Queen Letizia arrive at Buckingham Palace after a ceremonial welcome at the start of the Spanish King and Queen's three-day state visit, in central London on July 12, 2017. Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia begin a state visit to Britain on Wednesday, as the two countries attempt to strengthen ties despite tensions over Britain's plans to leave the European Union. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Yui Mok (Photo credit should read YUI MOK/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 12: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Letizia of Spain attend the ceremonial welcome at Horse Guards Parade on day 1 of Spanish State Visit on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Spanish Queen Letizia and Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh sit together in a carriage as they are taken to Buckingham Palace after a Ceremonial Welcome on Horse Guards Parade at the start of the Spanish King and Queen's three-day state visit, in central London on July 12, 2017. Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia begin a state visit to Britain on Wednesday, as the two countries attempt to strengthen ties despite tensions over Britain's plans to leave the European Union. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / JACK HILL (Photo credit should read JACK HILL/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 12: Queen Letizia of Spain and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, travel in a horse drawn carriage along The Mall during the state visit of Spanish monarchs on July 12, 2017 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Im / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 12: King Felipe VI of Spain and British Queen Elizabeth II travel in a horse drawn carriage along The Mall during the state visit of Spanish monarchs on July 12, 2017 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Im / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrive at Buckingham Palace on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall greet Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia at their hotel in London, Britain July 12, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall greet Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia at their hotel in London, Britain July 12, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain look at a display of Spanish items from the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Neil Hall - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain look at a display of Spanish items from the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Neil Hall - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain look at a display of Spanish items from the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Neil Hall - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Queen Elizabeth II, left, stands with Queen Letizia of Spain as their husbands King Felipe and Prince Philip inspect an honour guard during a Ceremonial Welcome on Horse Guards Parade on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Spanish King Felipe VI (C) inspects a guard of honour with Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh walking behind him during a Ceremonial Welcome on Horse Guards Parade at the start of the Spanish King and Queen's three-day state visit, in central London on July 12, 2017. Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia begin a state visit to Britain on Wednesday, as the two countries attempt to strengthen ties despite tensions over Britain's plans to leave the European Union. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Matt Dunham (Photo credit should read MATT DUNHAM/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth stand with Spain's Queen Letizia during a ceremonial welcome for the Spanish King and Queen on Horse Guards Parade, in central London, Britain July 12, 2017. Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia are on a state visit to Britain. REUTERS/Matt Dunham/Pool
Britain's Prince Philip rides in a carriage with Spain's Queen Letizia, at Carriage Gate, Buckingham Palace, in central London, Britain July 12, 2017. Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia are on a state visit to Britain. REUTERS/Dan Kitwood/Pool
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 12: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Letizia of Spain attend the ceremonial welcome at Horse Guards Parade on day 1 of Spanish State Visit on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Queen Elizabeth II greets King Felipe of Spain at the official welcome ceremony on Horseguards Parade during a State visit by the King and Queen of Spain on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
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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.

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Queen Letizia of Spain and Argentinian First Lady Juliana Avada
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Spain's Queen Letizia (L) and Argentina's first lady Juliana Awada talk during the welcoming ceremony at Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain February 22, 2017. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 22: Queen Letizia of Spain (L) receives Argentinian president's wife Juliana Awada at the Royal Palace on February 22, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 22: King Felipe of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain receive Argentinian President Mauricio Macri and his wife Juliana Awada at the Royal Palace on February 22, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 22: Queen Letizia of Spain (L) receives Argentinian president's wife Juliana Awada at the Royal Palace on February 22, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 22: Queen Letizia of Spain (L) receives Argentinian president's wife Juliana Awada at the Royal Palace on February 22, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
Spain's Queen Letizia (L) and Argentina's first lady Juliana Awada talk during the welcoming ceremony at Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain February 22, 2017. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Spain's Queen Letizia (L) and Argentina's first lady Juliana Awada walk during the welcoming ceremony at Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain February 22, 2017. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Spain's King Felipe (L) and Queen Letizia talk as they wait for the arrival of Argentina's President Mauricio Macri and first lady Juliana Awada (not pictured) before their lunch at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain February 22, 2017. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 22: Queen Letizia of Spain (L) receives Argentinian First Lady Juliana Awada (R) for an official lunch at the at Zarzuela Palace on February 22, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 22: King Felipe VI of Spain (2R) and Queen Letizia of Spain (R) receive Argentina's President Mauricio Macri (2L) and wife Juliana Awada (L) for an official lunch at the at Zarzuela Palace on February 22, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 22: King Felipe VI of Spain (R) and Queen Letizia of Spain (2L) receive Argentina's President Mauricio Macri (L) and wife Juliana Awada (2R) for an Gala Dinner at the Royal Palace on February 22, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Borja Benito - Pool/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 22: Queen Letizia of Spain receives Argentina's President Mauricio Macri and wife Juliana Awada for an Gala Dinner at the Royal Palace on February 22, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Borja Benito - Pool/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 22: King Felipe VI of Spain (L) and Queen Letizia of Spain (2L) receive Argentina's President Mauricio Macri (R) and wife Juliana Awada (2R) for an Gala Dinner at the Royal Palace on February 22, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Borja Benito - Pool/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 22: King Felipe VI of Spain (2R) and Queen Letizia of Spain (R) receive Argentina's President Mauricio Macri (2L) and wife Juliana Awada (L) for an Gala Dinner at the Royal Palace on February 22, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Borja Benito - Pool/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 22: King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain receive Argentina's President Mauricio Macri and wife Juliana Awada for an Gala Dinner at the Royal Palace on February 22, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Borja Benito - Pool/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 23: Queen Letizia of Spain (R) and Argentinian First Lady Juliana Awada (L) attend the opening of ARCO 2017 (Contemporary Art Fair) at Ifema on February 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 23: King Felipe VI of Spain (R), Queen Letizia of Spain (L), Argentina's President Mauricio Macri (2L) and wife Juliana Awada (2R) attend the opening of ARCO 2017 (Contemporary Art Fair) at Ifema on February 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 23: King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain attend the opening of ARCO 2017 (Contemporary Art Fair) at Ifema on February 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 23: (L-R) Argentina's First Lady Juliana Awada, Argentina's President Mauricio Macri, King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain attend the opening of ARCO 2017 (a Contemporary Art Fair) at IFEMA on February 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Fotonoticias/WireImage)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 23: Argentina's President Mauricio Macri (R) and wife Juliana Awada (L) offer a reception in honour of King Felipe of Spain (2R) and Queen Letizia of Spain (2L) at El Pardo Palace on February 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 23: Argentina's President Mauricio Macri and wife Juliana Awada (L) offer a reception in honour of King Felipe of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain (R) at El Pardo Palace on February 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 23: Argentina's President Mauricio Macri and wife Juliana Awada (L) offer a reception in honour of King Felipe of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain (R) at El Pardo Palace on February 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 23: Argentina's President Mauricio Macri (L) and wife Juliana Awada (2L) offer a reception in honour of King Felipe of Spain (2R) and Queen Letizia of Spain (2R) at El Pardo Palace on February 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 23: Argentina's President Mauricio Macri and wife Juliana Awada (L) offer a reception in honour of King Felipe of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain (R) at El Pardo Palace on February 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain (Photo by Fotonoticias/WireImage)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 23: Argentina's President Mauricio Macri and wife Juliana Awada (L) offer a reception in honour of King Felipe of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain at El Pardo Palace on February 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 23: Carla Pereyra and Diego Simeone attend a reception Argentina's President Mauricio Macri and wife Juliana Awada offer a reception in honour of King Felipe of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain at El Pardo Palace on February 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
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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.

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