Mantilla with lace and bare shoulders, Charlene of Monaco meets Pope Francis in the black widow way

Mantilla with lace and bare shoulders, Charlene of Monaco meets Pope Francis in the black widow way

The visit of the princely couple Albert and Charlene of Monaco to the Vatican

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Accompanied by her husband, the princess went to the Vatican in a very sober device, bare shoulders, with a veil of convenience.

She played the card of tradition, except for two details. This Wednesday, July 20, Charlene of Monaco, alongside her husband Prince Albert II found Pope Francis during a private audience. On this occasion, the princess was dressed in a black dress with long sleeves, as required by protocol, branded Louis Vuitton. Adjusted in its bust, the creation of the French house is adorned with a boat neck which delicately reveals the birth of its shoulders. A slight transgression of Vatican rules that require women to wear a “casual but modest” long black long-sleeved dress with a high collar.

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The princely couple Albert and Charlene of Monaco in the Vatican. (Vatican, July 22, 2022.) Abaca

In addition, a black lace veil came to marry her haughty head carriage. It was, more precisely, a mantilla. A religious veil whose use developed in the 16th century in Spain. Women wore it to go to church. Fallen into disuse in the 20th century, it is still popular with certain personalities to meet with the Pope. Michelle Obama who wore it in 2013, also in a black version, during her interview with the pontiff. A few years later, another first-lady American, Melania Trump, and her daughter-in-law Ivanka Trump, had also opted to respect tradition.

In 2016, during a first audience with Pope Francis, Charlene of Monaco had already worn it, but in white color – “il privilegio del bianco” only allows Catholic queens and princesses to wear white in the presence of the pope.

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