By Lara Walsh
Updated May 31, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
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Forget Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton's enviable locks for one second and look to royalty from another nation, because Queen Letizia of Spain's cool-girl take on the classic ponytail is the warm weather hair inspiration that you've been waiting for.

Tuesday evening in Madrid, the ever-stylish royal fêted the anniversary of Europa Press news agency alongside husband King Felipe VI and wore her hair in a pony that's the stuff of beauty blogger dreams.

Clad in a demure pale purple-gray knit number embellished with buttons on the shoulders and a scattering of star sequins across the midi-length design, the Spanish royal livened up her metallic ensemble and fuschia lips with an updo that's giving us major '80s and '90s flashbacks.

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Parting her brunette strands to the side and sweeping them back into a lengthy ponytail, the 44-year-old opted to have a little fun with the classic hairstyle by sectioning off parts of her hair into bubbles‚ a look that's a far cry from the stiff chignons and blowouts often favored by the royal crowd.

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