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Prince Charles to meet with Pope on mini-EU tour

By Laura Elston

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are to meet the Pope in the Vatican.

Charles and Camilla will tour Romania, Italy and Austria later this month.

Their mini-EU tour, which begins on March 29, will see them spend three days in Bucharest and the surrounding area in Romania, before heading to Italy for six days. They will spend two days in Vienna, Austria.

Future king Charles, who will one day be head of the Church of England, and Camilla will have an a udience with Pope Francis during their visit to the Holy See.

They met Pope Benedict XVI in the Vatican during a trip to Italy in 2009.

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