Nicolas Sarkozy arrived in Spain today to talk politics and security. The objective however, has been entirely overshadowed by a media frenzy questioning who will be the belle of the ball - Spain's Princess Letizia Ortiz or France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy?

Letizia Ortiz is wife of Felipe de Bourbon, heir to the Spanish throne. A former journalist and news presenter who covered the 9/11 attacks and the Iraq war for Spanish channel TVE, the princess is adored in Spain and considered intelligent, brave and furthermore, attractive. Such a resume makes Letizia Ortiz something of rare rival to Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, herself a top model-turned-singer.

The Spanish press just cannot wait to see the pair meet this Monday evening at the royal palace. Which designer, what kind of make-up? Hat or no hat? We can't wait to find out...