King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia in Iran, 1978

Take a look below at scenes from King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain’s State Visit to Iran in 1978, as part of a tour of Asia which also included visits to China and Iraq-

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia were welcomed by Shah Muhammad Reza and Empress Farah of Iran at Tehran Airport at the start of their State Visit.

The King and Shah reviewed the guards, and afterwards, the two royal couples rode in carriages to a monument, where King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia were given gifts.

In the evening, the Shah hosted a Gala Dinner in honour of the Spanish King and Queen at the Niavaran Palace.

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