Belgian royals hop in to see Pope Francis

9th March 2015, Comments 1 comment

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.

© 2015 AFP

1 Comment To This Article

  • WillNatson posted:

    on 10th March 2015, 18:34:54 - Reply

    Last March (2014) King Philippe signed into law a bill allowing for the euthanasia of children. He doesn't have the moral backbone to lead a team of trash collector, much less a country.