Carol Vorderman says mother ‘would’ve killed her’ over faux pas in front of the late Pope | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV
The jewel, also known as the Fisherman’s Ring, is a formal piece of the Pope’s regalia, which is always worn on the third finger of his left hand, and destroyed at the end of his papacy.
“Not being used to this kind of thing I’d completely forgotten I still had my stage make up on with a heavy slick of orangy lipstick,” she candidly cringed.
“I held the Pope’s right hand, bent down, kissed the golden ring, and as my head came up all I could see was how much lipstick I’d left all over it, literally everywhere.
“I spent the next second which seemed like an hour not letting go of his hand trying to rub the lipstick off without him noticing. Not sure it worked.”