Queen of England meets Pope Francis
(04-04-2014, 06:21 AM)Heorot Wrote: Pff, her proper title is "Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas Queen" ("Defender of the Faith" too, but let's leave that aside).  :P

Humorous implications aside, I wouldn't exactly call that a "Templar Cross". It is the "Cross patée" of heraldry, and was used for the German Empire's Iron Cross as well as some Crusading orders. It's associated with the Teutonic Knights, but the military orders never adopted a specific cross for their habits. Freemasons like to use this one often, sadly.

Interesting gift for Francis to give Her Majesty.

If the Pope "gives it to the poor house", that would be in very poor diplomatic taste. He really does love flaunting protocol.

Very English gift for Her Majesty to give to the Pope! :D

Rather have our pope flaunt petty protocol than bandy about luxury food and drink during Lent. Perhaps some of the people who'll eat that produce will have their first ever taste of such things this Sunday. Priorities, Heorot - the world's not all frills and frippery!

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Queen of England meets Pope Francis - by loggats - 04-03-2014, 11:29 PM
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