“Elizabeth’s ambassadors, Sir Nicolas Throckmorton and Sir Peter Mewtas, came to Villers-Coterêts on the 31st of August to present their credentials to the young Sovereigns of France and Scotland, who, for reasons of state etiquette, received them in separate presence chambers. When they had delivered their letters of congratulations to Francis on his accession to the throne of France, they would have introduced the affairs of Scotland, but Francis stopped them, saying—
‘On that subject, you must speak with my Queen.’”
- Agnes Strickland, The Life of Mary Queen of Scots, Volume I
I find Francis SO awesome that he didn’t act all macho and try to manage Scotland. Instead, he made it known that his wife Mary, the Queen, can rule On Her Own. Especially, with her Own Country Scotland.