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A meeting of Royal style icons: decoding Queen Letizia, Queen Maxima and the Duchess of Cambridge's Garter Day looks

From left: Queen Letizia of Spain, The Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and the Duchess of Cambridge gather for the Garter Service in Windsor
From left: Queen Letizia of Spain, The Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and the Duchess of Cambridge gather for the Garter Service in Windsor Credit: Getty

The Order of the Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle on Monday saw King Felipe VI of Spain and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands formally invested as Knights of the Garter by the Queen. And while all three looked impeccable in their formal velvet robes, it was their wives, along with the Duchess of Cambridge, who garnered most of the attention.

In a rare gathering of three of the world’s most stylish royals, Kate, Queen Letizia and Queen Maxima showed that their fashion choices could speak volumes about how they hope to be perceived by the world.

From Queen Maxima’s cape dress to Queen Letizia in print, we decode the meaning in  trio’s very different outfits for the Order of the Garter ceremony....

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