DIPLOMACY LIST: ELEMENTS OF A STATE VISIT

The King and Queen of Spain have arrived in the UK for a three day State Visit. Her Majesty The Queen hosts Heads of State or Heads of Government, on the advice of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. No two visits are the same, but the pomp and ceremony have traditional set piece events:
  1. Ceremonial welcome, Horse Guards Parade
  2. Inspection of the Guard of Honour
  3. Carriage procession to Buckingham Palace
    (I couldn't find an image of President Obama in the carriage; US security concerns, maybe?)
  4. Gun salutes, Green Park and the Tower of London
  5. State Banquet at Buckingham Palace
  6. Wreath laying ceremony, Westminster Abbey
  7. Meeting with the Prime Minister
  8. Banquet at the Ambassador's Residence