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Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall met with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican yesterday, April 27, 2009.

The British royal couple are on a four-day visit to Europe. Their first stop was in Rome, where the Prince of Wales delivered a speech on climate change to the Italian Chamber of Deputies. They proceeded to the Vatican for a private meeting between the Pope and Prince Charles, a tour of the Vatican and the customary exchange of gifts. The Pope’s gifts to the couple were an honorary medal and a drawing of St Peter’s Basilica.

Prince Charles and Camilla finished the day with a Slow Food reception at the British Embassy, and a visit to Palatine Hill and the frescoes in the House of Augustus.

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