Queen And Prince Philip To Meet Pope Frances in Rome

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will visit Rome on Thursday 3rd April, where they will have an audience with the Pope, according to Buckingham Palace.

"Her Majesty and His Royal Highness are visiting at the invitation of the President of Italy," said palace officials.

On the one-day trip, the royal couple will also have a private lunch with the Italian president President Giorgio Napolitano.

The visit had originally been scheduled for last year but was postponed because the Queen fell ill.


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