Pope gives Britain's baby Prince George a royal orb

Pope Francis shows a gift to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh looks at them, at the Vatican, Thursday, April 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Stefano Rellandini, Pool)

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis gave Britain's baby Prince George a royal orb in lapis lazuli with a silver cross on Thursday when he met the young royal's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II for the first time.

The pope presented the British monarch with the blue sphere topped with a cross for Prince William and his wife Catherine's 8-month old baby.

The orb is an emblem of royal power which the ancient Romans used to represent the universe, before it was adapted by Christians who added a cross on top to represent the world under Christianity.

The queen presented Francis with a hamper of British produce including goods grown in the gardens of royal palaces and whiskey.

The meeting with the Argentine pontiff was the 87-year-old's first foreign trip since 2011.





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