The Royal Family and The Pope
Written by ACM   
Saturday, 05 April 2014
The Princess Elizabeth later The Queen with the Duke of Edinburgh before their audience with His Holiness Pope Pius XII in 1951.

Photo: The Princess Elizabeth later The Queen with the Duke of Edinburgh before their audience with  His Holiness Pope Pius XII in 1951.  The following is a list of audiences granted by The Pope to members of the Royal Family since the Reformation  • 29 April 1903 – King Edward VII met Pope Leo XIII. • 1918 – Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII and then Duke of Windsor) met Pope Benedict XV. • 1923 – King George V and Queen Mary met Pope Pius XI. • 10 May 1949 – Princess Margaret met Pope Pius XII. • 13 April 1951 - Princess Elizabeth (now Queen) and the Duke of Edinburgh met Pope Pius XII. • 23 April 1959 - Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret met Pope John XXIII. • 5 May 1961 - The Queen met Pope John XXIII. • 17 October 1980 - The Queen met Pope John Paul II. • 29 August 1985 - Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, met Pope John Paul II. • 9 December 1985 - Prince and Princess Michael of Kent met Pope John Paul II. 10 April 1990 - The Duke of Edinburgh met Pope John Paul II. • 3 November 1994 - The Duchess of Kent met Pope John Paul II. • 17 October 2000 - The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh met Pope John Paul II. • 27 April 2009 – Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall met Pope Benedict XVI. •  [ Source: Archbishop Cranmer blog]



The following is a list of audiences granted by The Pope to members of the Royal Family since the Reformation:

• 29 April 1903 – King Edward VII met Pope Leo XIII.
• 1918 – Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII and then Duke of Windsor) met Pope Benedict XV.
• 1923 – King George V and Queen Mary met Pope Pius XI.
• 10 May 1949 – Princess Margaret met Pope Pius XII.
• 13 April 1951 - Princess Elizabeth (now Queen) and the Duke of Edinburgh met Pope Pius XII.
• 23 April 1959 - Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret met Pope John XXIII.
• 5 May 1961 - The Queen met Pope John XXIII.
• 17 October 1980 - The Queen met Pope John Paul II.
• 29 August 1985 - Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, met Pope John Paul II.
• 9 December 1985 - Prince and Princess Michael of Kent met Pope John Paul II.
10 April 1990 - The Duke of Edinburgh met Pope John Paul II.
• 3 November 1994 - The Duchess of Kent met Pope John Paul II.
• 17 October 2000 - The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh met Pope John Paul II.
• 27 April 2009 – Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall met Pope Benedict XVI.

[Source: Thomas Cramner Blog]