The Surprising Reason Princess Charlene – and Very Few Others – Are Allowed to Wear White to Meet the Pope

January 21, 2016

According to People:

Princess Charlene of Monaco…is one of seven women in the world that has been given “the privilege of the white” – or the ability to wear white when meeting with the pope.

Called le privilége du blanc in French or il privilegio del biacno in Italian, the special tradition is extended solely to designated Catholic queens and princesses…

That said, just because these women have the privilege of the white does not mean that they always choose to exercise it. During the inauguration mass for Pope Francis in March 2013, Charlene chose to wear black instead of white.

To read the entire article in People, please click here.

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