April 6

Queen visits Pope April 2014

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive at the Vatican for an audience with The Pope. The Swiss Guard are in the background.

 

An earlier visit to Rome, in 1980, to be received by His Holiness Pope John Paul II. 

Photo: An earlier visit to Rome, in 1980, to be received by His Holiness Pope John Paul II

 Photo: An earlier visit to Rome, in 1980, to be received by His Holiness Pope John Paul II

….wearing black?….

 

On all four previous visits to the Pope , the Queen wore black as is shown in this visit to John Paul II in 2000. But Pope Francis had said this would not be necessary. So, for yesterday’s meeting, she was in the same lilac ensemble which she had worn on a visit to Hertfordshire during her Diamond Jubilee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: On all four previous visits to the Pope , the Queen wore black as is shown in this visit to John Paul II in 2000. But Pope Francis had said this would not be necessary. So, for yesterday’s meeting, she was in the same lilac ensemble which she had worn on a visit to Hertfordshire during her Diamond Jubilee  [ Daily Mail ]


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