With the establishment of modern diplomatic relations with foreign powers and the appointment of resident foreign representatives, State Audiences, such as were accorded to foreign embassies in the days when they were few and far between, have almost become a thing of the past. Intercourse with European powers and with America pursues its even course through the ordinary diplomatic channels, and when the King receives a diplomat or distinguished visitor he receives him in Private Audience in the Ananta Samdgama Throne Hall on the same lines as mark such occasions in Europe.