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Bruni meets her fashion match in Spain's Princess Letizia

world Updated: Apr 28, 2009 19:27 IST
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Carla BruniCarla Bruni, who has been hogging limelight as a fashion icon since her marriage with flamboyant French President Nicolas Sarkozy, had to share her glamour on a visit to Spain where she met her match in Princess Letizia.

Both 'Bruni and Princess Letiziathe, wife of Spain's Crown Prince Felipe, made the steps leading to Zarzuela Palace in Madrid resemble a catwalk as the French First Lady and her husband arrived for two days of talks.

Both women wore similar fitted dresses -- Bruni in cobalt blue Christian Dior and Princess Letizia in plum by one of her favourite Spanish designers, Felipe Varela, British newspaper The Daily Telegraph reported.

But while Bruni opted for modest kitten heels by the London-based French celebrity cobbler Christian Louboutin, the Princess, a former newsreader, accessorised with lilac platform-soledextreme high heels, a shoe passion she can well afford to indulge given her husband is at least six inches taller than she is.

Bruni and Sarkozy were greeted by King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia and were honoured with a military parade before attending a luncheon at the Pardo palace, where visiting dignitaries traditionally stay.

Carla Bruni with Queen Sofia