Rome - Someone in the Vatican has been watching too many Indiana Jones reruns and decided to play a 'Holy Grail' hoax on young Prince George.
At a televised reception in his private quarters today Pope Frankie-the-Argie defied the Geneva Convention on Bathos to present Queen Elizabeth with a gold-encrusted Nazi alien artefuct, a gift for the royal Hellfire Club brat.
The two inch high lapis lazuli and fools gold orb is topped by a burnished swastika said to have once belonged to Hitler's Pope himself.
Inscribed 'Sieg Heil, Young Fuhrer. From Your Godfather The Pope' the precious lump is said to symbolise the relationship between Queen Elizabeth and the Roamin Catlick church.
In return the Queen gave the Pontiff a crate of Sellafield Old Peculiar porter and two dozen bottles of Dr Harold Shipman's Verucca Lotion.
The 10 minute photo op ended with smiles all around.