Sunday, April 6, 2014

Pope Francis and the Queen

This must be one of the most charming diplomatic meetings ever. From the Daily Mail:
What does the woman who has everything give the man who, famously, wants nothing at all? Answer: A dozen eggs, a haunch of venison, six bottles of Coronation bitter and a box of Sandringham soap. On what was her first overseas trip in three years yesterday, the Queen paid a visit to Pope Francis at the Vatican. She brought with her a wicker hamper full of home-produced delicacies – from Balmoral whisky to a rib of Windsor beef. ‘I hope that will be unusual for you,’ she told him. It certainly was. Set against the dry-as-dust protocol which has traditionally governed royal visits to the Vatican, this meeting was almost riotous. (Read more.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

Two icons meet, both have embraced simplicity, (as much as can be expected of a Queen who must stand on royal protocol.)