The following is a riveting 11-minute video of all royal ceremonial events linked to the death of the queen, from Day 1 (her death) to Day 1+1 (today), etc. right up to the funeral: Operation London Bridge: How the Queen’s funeral will work | ABC News – YouTube
TRIBUTE TO A CHRISTIAN MONARCH: ELIZABETH II AND 4 POPES
The following photos, with many thanks to Vatican Media and the Vatican’s photo archives,, depict the various meetings that Queen Elizabeth had with four Popes.
The Queen’s 96 years spanned 8 pontificates, starting with Pius XI who was Pope when she was born in 1926. She met Pius XII as a princess in 1951 and then, as Queen, met with 4 Popes: John XXIII, John Paul II (whom she met 3 times 1980, 1982 and 2000), Benedict XVI and Francis. It seems she never met St. Paul VI, nor did she meet Blessed John Paul I during his brief, 33-day pontificate.
For reasons I do not understand, I was unable to do my usual slideshow presentation with the photos provided
POPE JOHN XXIII
POPE JOHN PAUL II
POPE BENEDICT XVI (There were many photos of Benedict and the Queen but each photo had a lengthy technical description that I could not eliminate (lens size, shutter speed, light, etc), I only have these three: