The conventional treatment for a visiting head of state is five-star accommodation and a fleet of limousines.This one brought his own tent and camel.
Security might consist of some hefty male bodygaurds and strategically-placed marksmen.
This VIP brought 30 blue-uniformed females, all supposedly virgins.
Few of the orthodoxies of a state visit remained unchallenged as Colonel Muammar Gaddafi breezed into Paris in his Bedouin robes yesterday.
His 400-strong entourage arrived on no fewer than five planes before heading to the Hotel de Marigny, where the Libyan leader will pitch his heated tent in the grounds.
He was said to be bringing a Saharan camel with him in order to “greet visitors in the true desert tradition”.
His personal unit of female guards clad in blue camouflage uniforms, who will protect him around the clock, are trained killers.