Queen Elizabeth leaves Rome after day of meetings
Visit with Pope Francis, lunch with Napolitano for monarch03 April, 17:10
The royal couple's brief one-day visit began at the Quirinal presidential palace, where they had a quiet lunch with Napolitano and his wife Clio.
The monarch's motorcade then took them to the Vatican for a short meeting with the pope, their first encounter with Francis, who was sworn in just over a year ago. The 87-year-old queen had been scheduled to visit Rome in March 2013, but that was cancelled due to a gastrointestinal illness that sent her to hospital briefly.