Queen Letizia of Spain borrows daughter Princess Leonor’s $40 dress

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Even royals can appreciate a discount.

Queen Letizia of Spain loves a royal re-wear, and it seems she turned to her teenage daughter’s closet for some fashion inspiration this week.

The 49-year-old looked fresh for summer as she stepped out in a red-and-white patterned shirtdress on Wednesday.

The same style was recently spotted on her eldest child, 16-year-old Princess Leonor, who wore it just last month to attend the Maria Pages performance at the Teatros de El Canal with her entire family.

The ikat-print midi dress from Spanish brand Dándara is currently on sale for just $40, making it a royally good bargain.

The Spanish queen wore the frock with her favorite pair of brown ankle-tie wedges by now-shuttered brand Uterqüe for an outing at the Unicef Spanish Committee headquarters.

Queen Letizia
The 49-year-old Spanish royal paired the bargain look with brown wedge heels.
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Queen Letizia is known for scoring a good deal — and making a statement with her outfits. In May, she turned heads at a World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day event, wearing a $65 fuchsia dress with ab cutouts by Spanish label Cayro Woman.

She’s also not afraid of double-dipping, having first worn the same Carolina Herrera purse ($1,500) that Meghan Markle carried at the Invictus Games in April.

And it seems mother-daughter style swaps are popular in royal circles; last month, Kate Middleton loaned her own mother, Carole, a pink Me + Em dress for the Royal Ascot.

The Duchess of Cambridge debuted the look last spring to visit a cancer patient who requested that she wear a pink dress. Carole added a sash and an oversized black fascinator for her day out.

The Spanish royal family
16-year-old Princess Leonor wore the printed look last month to attend the Maria Pages performance at the Teatros de El Canal with her family.
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Carole and Kate are known to share clothes often, having previously worn the same hat and dress on separate occasions.

Perhaps Queen Letizia will return the favor to daughter Leonor one day. And should the young royal have her choice of mom’s best outfits, she’d do well to ask for Letizia’s 2004 wedding dress — costing a whopping $6 million, the gown was made with real gold thread by Manuel Pertegaz and remains the most expensive royal wedding dress of all time.

She accessorized with a diamond tiara gifted by her mother-in-law, Queen Sofia, who wore the piece on her own wedding day in 1962.

Style does really run in the family.


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