King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia at the Vatican, 1977

King Juan Carlos (wearing the Collar of theĀ Order of Pius IX) and Queen Sofia of Spain (exercising her privilege du blanc, the right of Catholic Queens to wear white instead of the usual black at the Vatican, with a mantilla and peineta and the Order of Charles III) exchange gifts with Pope Paul VI during their Private Audience at the Vatican on this day in 1977.

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