Zelensky visit to the Vatican
The wife of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and Elena during their joint visit of Pope Francis wearing a black dress and covered the head with a tonal lace, as required by the Protocol.
In the network appeared speculation that the first lady – mourning, but similar dresses of the wives of other presidents debunked speculation.
For example, in the black came to us and wife of the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the presidents of the United States Donald trump and Barack Obama and other world leaders. The reason for this choice are the traditions of the Vatican and a special dress code.
The essence of this tradition is that black dress and the black lace on her head (the scarf) to symbolize the mourning for the loss of secular power by the Pope. According to the Protocol, this is the outfit for women to be awarded an audience with the Pontiff is correct. But white is allowed to dress only Catholic Queens and wives and widows of the Catholic monarchs. This custom is called “white privilege”.