Princess Charlene charms pope at Vatican

2016-01-18 16:14
Princess Charlene of Monaco leaves at the end of a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican. (Alessandra Tarantino, AP)

Princess Charlene of Monaco leaves at the end of a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican. (Alessandra Tarantino, AP)

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Vatican City - Princess Charlene has seemingly charmed Pope Francis during a private call on the pontiff at the Vatican along with her husband, Prince Albert II of Monaco.

Francis was smiling as Charlene knelt before him, grasped the pope's right hand and kissed it on Monday.

Both the princess and the pope wore white. Charlene wore a simple, elegantly tailored off-white coat, white gloves and beige high-heeled pumps while Francis wore his usual gown.

The couple didn't bring their 13-month old twins, Gabriella and Jacques, but Francis said: "I will pray especially for your children."

Francis chatted for 20 minutes with the couple on a busy morning that included meetings with a Lutheran delegation from Finland and with the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde.

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