Royal Protocol Specialist
A very traditional programme, I have to say. Almost similar to programs for such visits twenty years ago. Somewhat surprising, as most state visits nowadays include more business and trade events. This differs between countries, but also state visits to the UK now generally has more trade and promotional aspects, and the Spanish outgoing state visits often include this, whereas this visit mostly has ceremonial and ´meeting Spanish society´ events.
It will be even more to see for royal watchers, though, as such visits are more interesting than suit and tie business events
And I am happy to see the Princess Royal will be present for the London banquet - a rare chance to see her Royal Highness in a tiara.
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