His Holiness Benedict XVI will not meet with Prince Charles in his upcoming visit to England. However, the Holy Father will meet with the reigning Queen Elizabeth II. Reports claim that Prince Charles demanded that he have his only personal meeting with the pontiff separate from that of the queen. The Pope would not conform to the prince’s request. Ergo, no meeting between the pope and prince.
The turn of events may also relate to how Prince Charles has publicly favored Islam and also announced that he would change the royal title of “Defender of the Faith” to “Defender of Faiths.”