In this link you have the report of the arrival of King Albert and Queen Elisabeth of Belgium to Spain in 1921. Carriages left the station and entered the palace through the Plaza de la Armeria (so, from the Prince's gate to the Palace entrance similar to this week's one). But if you check the ABC paper, both royal couples watched the parade from the balcony of the Plaza de Oriente (se same used for Felipe's wedding and proclamation).
: Interesting. Would you know how the changes
: to start next week would compare to State
: Visits in the reign of King Alfonso XIII?
: --Previous Message--
: Following the instauration of a welcome
: ceremony at the Royal Palace for
: presentation visits, the King has decided to
: change the welcome ceremony for State
: visits, which will be inaugurated next week
: for the State Visit of the Argentinian
: President. It is reported that it is the
: King's personal decision, to give this
: ceremony more solemnity and glitter to
: "show the pride and grandeur of a great
: country with a long and solid history".
: The King also wants to hold the most
: relevant events at the Royal Palace.
: Foreign Heads of State will be received at
: the Royal Palace and not at El Pardo Palace.
: Up to the Prince's gate (the lateral one)
: they will be escorted by motorbikes of the
: Royal Guard. From this point, they will be
: replaced by the Mounted Squad, the
: Cuirassiers. After entering the Armory Sq.
: the President will receive honours,
: including 21 gun salutes and the troops will
: be inspected. Finally, a parade will take
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