Queen Elizabeth Gives Pope Francis Whisky & Aromatherapy Soaps

In her first meeting with Pope Francis, Queen Elizabeth offered the “bemused” religious leader a bottle of whisky in exchange for a silver cross-studded lapis for her “eight-month-old great-grandson, Prince George of Cambridge,” according to Reuters. Dressed in a pastel purple dress, her Majesty offered Pope Francis goods from each of the royal estates including honey, aromatherapy soaps, eggs and “Grandad’s chutney.” From the sounds of it, Pope Francis has the makings for a proper weekend in the English countryside. [Reuters]