Style Queen Letizia of Spain opts for Topshop as she wraps up UK trip
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Queen Letizia of Spain wrapped up her tour of England on Friday wearing a beautiful satin skirt from the British high street. The Spanish royal – who was visiting Exeter College at the University of Oxford with her husband – teamed a simple white wrap top with a light-pink skirt from Topshop.
You could easily be forgiven for thinking the ensemble was head-to-toe designer, but the full skirt originally retailed at just £80 and was then reduced to £30 in the summer sale. Unsurprisingly the skirt has already sold out, but if you want to emulate the Queen's polished style, the brand has plenty of similar offerings.
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The royal style icon is no stranger to affordable fashion and has a penchant for thrifty Spanish stores including Zara, Mango and Üterque. It is therefore not a huge surprise that she chose to support our high street, having already backed one of our biggest designers, Burberry, earlier on in the tour.
She is not the only European royal to have taken a shine to the brand. The Duchess of Cambridge has stepped out in Topshop on multiple occasions, including during her trip to India last year and for an official engagement when she was pregnant with Prince George.
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