VATICAN CITY - The Queen of England, 87-year-old Queen Elizabeth II flew into Rome to pay a visit to Pope Francis.
The pope who is 77, stated that he was thrilled at meeting her royal highness and she responded by saying that the feeling was mutual.
The two very prominent world individuals had an informal 30 minute audience in the Vatican's Fish Friday Study, which included refreshments of wine and crackers.
The pope told the queen that she looked much younger in person. She smiled and said that he looked a lot taller in person. He giggled and confessed that it was the new three-inch papal sandals he was wearing.
The queen smiled and whispered that she was trying out a new girdle she had purchased at Queen Victoria's Secret.
The pope presented the queen with a gift for her great grandson Prince George. He told her that it was a very expensive gold plated Bingo card.
Pope Francis then gave the queen a hat that he said had been imported from Osaka, Japan and retailed for $978.98.
She thanked him and told him that the hat would be number 1,405 in her hat collection.
The queen then remarked that she was going to give him a very special gift that was literally priceless. She reached in her royal purse and handed Pope Francis an index card that had her secret recipe for Wine Flavored Crumpets.
SIDENOTE: One of Queen Elizabeth's assistants stated that he had not seen the queen smile as much as she did on her papal visit in over 20 years.