On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh welcomed the President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan, to London, England.
According to the British royal court the day officially began at the:
“…Royal Pavilion on Horse Guards Parade. Presentations [were] made, the Guard of Honour gave a Royal Salute and the Chinese National Anthem were played. The President, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, inspected the Guard of Honour. Afterwards, the President and Madame Peng joined The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh for a state carriage procession along The Mall to Buckingham Palace.
Following a private lunch at Buckingham Palace, given by The Queen, Her Majesty invited the President and Madame Peng to view an exhibition in the Picture Gallery of items from the Royal Collection relating to China.
In the afternoon the President and Madame Peng visited the Palace of Westminster, where they were welcomed by the Speaker of the House of Commons and the Lord Speaker. The President will delivered an Address in the Royal Gallery to Members of Houses of Parliament and other guests.”