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She Was Kate Before Kate

A commoner-turned-princess with great hair? Sounds familiar! Years before Kate Middleton made headlines as Prince William's bride, Queen Letizia was a Spanish commoner who sparked plenty of buzz with her royal relationship. After Letizia divorced her first husband, a teacher and journalist, in 1999, she met King Felipe VI. It was 2002, and she met him while she was on assignment as a journalist, busy covering an oil spill. (And what do you think: Who wins the royal fashion faceoff?)

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