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Spain’s King Juan Carlos (2nd from right) and Queen Sofia (right) with Peru’s President Alan Garcia and first lady Pilar Nores at the archaeological site of Chan Chan in Trujillo, Peru, on October 28, 2008.

Spain’s King Juan Carlos and Queen Spain were on a state visit to Peru from October 27-29, 2008. It was King Juan Carlos’ third state visit to the nation.

The Spanish royals met with Peru’s President Alan Garcia Perez at the Government Palace in Lima. King Juan Carlos met with various government officials, before the royal couple attended a dinner in their honor last Monday. King Juan Carlos was awarded Peru’s Medal of Honor in the Grade of Grand Cross in recognition of the friendship and cultural ties between the two countries.

On Tuesday, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia visited the Precolumbian archeological sites of Chan Chan and Huaca de la Luna. That evening, they attended a reception at the Spanish Embassy in Lima. Today, Wednesday the Spanish royals traveled to San Salvador to attend the 18th Iberoamerican Summit.

via SurinEnlish and Andina; image used with permission via Newscom