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The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Prince Edward and Wallis Simpson, pictured in 1971 (PA)

Edward VIII was a feckless Nazi sympathiser – we should be grateful his marriage to ‘that woman’ sparked the abdication crisis

James MacMillan presenting a manuscript to Prince Charles (PA)

Leading classical music composer recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Fr Patrick Cope met the Queen at a reception in Buckingham Palace

A priest had explained to her how nuns at the monastery prayed ‘for the Queen and England’

Young Belgians from the Verse Vis organisation interview Pope Francis

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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh present Pope Francis with a hamper of gifts Below: The Queen with the Pope (CNS) and video via RomeReports

Queen Elizabeth presents Pope with whisky and venison

John Mason said that the Bill needed more safeguards for religious freedom (PA)

Members of the Scottish Parliament supported the legislation by 105-18

The Queen with Benedict XVI in Edinburgh (PA)

Queen to visit Pope Francis in April

Vatican trip to take place on April 3, Palace confirms

Pope Francis embraces Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor (Mazur)

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor reveals Pope was keen to “assert his respect for the Queen”

A page showing President Reagan's edits to his 'Evil Empire' speech (AP)

It was the détente policy dismantled by President Reagan which had placed us in danger: rearmament and confrontation which made us safe

Bishop Alan Hopes (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on June 2 1953