Belgian royals hop in to see Pope Francis
Belgium's King Philippe and his wife Mathilde met Pope Francis on Monday, with the queen hopping into the Vatican on crutches and in a knee brace after a recent fall.
The royal couple, both devout Catholics, had a 20-minute private audience with the pontiff. None of their four children were with them.
Mathilde, sporting an all-white outfit topped off by a lace veil, arrived for the meeting in a wheelchair but switched to crutches before being greeted by the pope.
Royal officials have not divulged how the queen injured her left leg but she is thought to have had a fall during a recent ski holiday.
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