This morning, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene attended Audience With Pope Benedict XVI in Vatican City, Vatican.

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene meeting the Pope

For the occasion Princess Charlene chose an amazing Christian Dior off-white dress and coat.

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No one knows exactly if the princess was granted the Privilège du Blanc, which only the Catholic Queens (monarchs or consorts) (Queen Sofia of Spain, Queen Paola of The Belgians, Queen Fabiola of Belgium and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa of Luxembourg) are eligible for, because if Charlene wasn’t, then she has made quite a mistake. But since dress codes are usually sent clearly, royals usually stick to protocols and dress codes, and Charlene specially prefers to stay on the safe side when it comes to important and official engagements, I think she was granted the Privilege recently.
Princess Grace never wore anything but black when visiting a pope in Vatican!


Princess Charlene’s outfit is confirmed to be by Dior. It’s a regular piece from the boutique (not costum made, not Haute Couture), although not seen on the runway, maybe it‘s one of those pieces produced regularly! 

The outfit was described to be “in crème colour lace and netwear” (probably the representative meant knitwear(?))

Charlene teamed her dress and coat with a spectacular white mantilla that looks like an antique piece, beige gloves and an Akris Purse.  

The Princess of Monaco completed her attire with what I believe to be her Vikki pumps by Jimmy Choo.

I’m Absolutely loving this outfit, and I just love it when Charlene of Monaco wears Dior, she’s looking so chic and put-together and most importantly: appropriate (if she’s allowed to wear white).

And I love her makeup and mantilla. 


UPDATE: The Vatican’s Press office has confirmed in its statement that Charlene was allowed to wear white, which means that the Privilege of White was extended to her too.

What Do you think about Princesse Charlène in Vatican and her outfit

P.S: We’re on a hiatus for a few days, my less than royal exams!

photos: JimmyChoo, RoyalForums, MrRoyals.