Images: State Visit By Chinese President

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Spain with his wife, Peng Liyuan, for a state visit before moving on to the G-20 Summit in Argentina.

The Chinese president and first lady met with King Felipe and Queen Letizia at the Royal Palace in Madrid for a welcome ceremony and state dinner, and also at Zarzuela Palace for meetings.

The queen and first lady visited the Royal Theater in Madrid. The following are a collection of images released by the Spanish Royal Household.

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Bringing Back The Pomp

King Felipe received another batch of new ambassador credentials at the Royal Palace in Madrid this month.

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Panamanian ambassador to Spain arriving at the Royal Palace in Madrid.

But unlike previous times, the Royal Household released images of a horse-drawn carriage transporting the dignitaries through Madrid to the palace.

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The New Zealand ambassador making his way to King Felipe.

The Crown revived the tradition several years ago but it has not gotten too much attention.

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The carriage takes ambassadors from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Royal Palace, where members of the Royal Guard help escort them to His Majesty.