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

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The Surprising Reason Princess Charlene - and Very Few Others - Are Allowed to Wear White to Meet the Pope
When Princess Charlene of Monaco meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday, Catholic royal-watchers will be keeping a close eye on her clothes. What color Charlene chooses to wear during her state visit alongside Prince Albert II next week has major significance as she 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
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