On an official visit to the Vatican, Charlene and Albert of Monaco appeared side by side before their meeting with Pope Francis. And the princess caught the eye by changing the traditions with her clothes.
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Since returning to Monaco after a year away from The Rock due to her health issues, Princess Charlene has been busy. The wife of Albert II, who had fully recovered, regained her rank and position alongside her husband at official events in the principality. After making her timid debut to present the Monaco E-Prix Awards last April, she was even more comfortable – and cuddly with her twins Jack and Gabriella – during a rugby tournament organized in partnership with the foundation that bears his name. And last June, it was the radiant and smiling Charlene who opened the Monte Carlo Television Festival.
Albert and Charlene of Monaco unite with Pope Francis
On Wednesday, July 20, Charlene of Monaco once again joined Prince Albert on an official mission of paramount importance. The American couple traveled to the Vatican to meet Pope Francis. It is hand in hand that the couplewho just celebrated their eleventh wedding anniversary, Arrived at the Apostolic Palace. Then, Pope Albert and Charlene of Monaco, an official principality whose religion is Catholic, were greeted for 25 minutes in the Apostolic Library, where Princess Charlene was amazed by the works on display. A meeting at the summit was immortalized by several official photos.
Charlene changes traditions with her clothes
For this visit to the Vatican, Princess Charlene of Monaco opted for a sober black look … but it did not fail to attract the attention of specialists in crowned heads as it upset tradition. As mentioned People. It is customary for dignitaries to meet the Pope in black clothes. Prince Albert’s wife followed protocol well, in her elegant and elegant black dress, which was decorated with a black lace hood to cover her head. Her look is reminiscent of the ones she wore with first ladies, Jill Biden or Melania Trump. But This black set actually broke the codes compared to his clothing choices during his previous papal visits. In the past, Princess Charlene always wore white clothes During his meetings with the Pope. As Sovereign of Monaco, Albert II’s wife is already one of seven women they have “White Privilege”That is, he is allowed to wear white in the presence of the Holy Father. This particular tradition concerns a handful of Catholic princesses and queens, including Queens Sophia and Letizia of Spain, Queens Paula and Mathilde of Belgium and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg Maria Theresa. The “White Privilege” However, being meant for special occasions, Princess Charlene of Monaco preferred the subtle black color for this special audience with Pope Francis alongside Albert II.