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Here's my random thought about Charlene and the Privilège du blanc:
The Vatican has relaxed dress codes for papal audiences in the last decade or so, and thus extended privilege to the Princess of Monaco and Charlene was perfectly within protocol to wear white in January. However, Tuesday was an papal inauguration, and, much like a coronation, they stuck to the old rules for such an important and traditional event. Maybe Charlene was technically allowed to wear, but decided keep in line with tradition for the big event.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:42 PM
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Did the King and Queen of Spain stay behind only due to the King's health issues? I would have loved to see The Queen exercise her Privilege du Blanc..
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Was "Gorgeous Georg" there yesterday. I assume as head of the Papal Household he probably was but if he was wearing an Archbishops mitre he wasn't as recognizable as he might have been.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:42 PM
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Was "Gorgeous Georg" there yesterday. I assume as head of the Papal Household he probably was but if he was wearing an Archbishops mitre he wasn't as recognizable as he might have been.

Yes he was!!Bello Giorgio is omnipotent!He wasn't as visible during the Inauguration Mass,but was again immediatly after in the Basilica as all the guests were officially introduced to Pope Francis
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:41 PM
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:43 PM
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She could have worn black as it is Lent. As simple as that.
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Here's my random thought about Charlene and the Privilège du blanc:
The Vatican has relaxed dress codes for papal audiences in the last decade or so, and thus extended privilege to the Princess of Monaco and Charlene was perfectly within protocol to wear white in January. However, Tuesday was an papal inauguration, and, much like a coronation, they stuck to the old rules for such an important and traditional event. Maybe Charlene was technically allowed to wear, but decided keep in line with tradition for the big event.
Or maybe she woke up that day & decided to wear black. Maybe she wasn't in a "dress in all white" kind of mood. You plan an outfit & then the day comes, you look at what you've picked out & think, "No.....not today" - that could have happened.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:04 PM
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The privilege du blanc maybe an honour but is not especially chic and certainly did no favours for Paolas or MTs looks yesterday. As they age they begin to look like Miss Haversham, the bride who was left at the altar and never took off her wedding dress.
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My gut is telling me she does not have the priviledge and she committed a major faux pas during her recent visit and the Vatican didn't want to make a big deal about it so they played along. I don't think we will ever see her in white again. That being said, the feeling I'm getting is that this Pope doesn't really care about all this stuff so it will be interesting to see what developments take place during his papacy.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:16 PM
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Here's my random thought about Charlene and the Privilège du blanc:
The Vatican has relaxed dress codes for papal audiences in the last decade or so, and thus extended privilege to the Princess of Monaco and Charlene was perfectly within protocol to wear white in January. However, Tuesday was an papal inauguration, and, much like a coronation, they stuck to the old rules for such an important and traditional event. Maybe Charlene was technically allowed to wear, but decided keep in line with tradition for the big event.
IMO you're wrong about the privilege itself, but Charlene is certainly allowed to wear white, or red or any other colour that is appropriate in her and in general oppinion. It is because, as you said, the protocol was relaxed in recent times and there is no way to exersise by foreign court officials the protocol rules from someone who is at the highest state level, as Charlese as princess consort is. But the privilege du blanc is certainly not accorded to the Princess of Monaco, as the Prince himself has no special status of Catholicissimus, as far as we know... Being able to wear white does not mean having the privilege we are talking about here.
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Did the King and Queen of Spain stay behind only due to the King's health issues? I would have loved to see The Queen exercise her Privilege du Blanc..
Yes as the King is still in recovery and Felipe/Letizia were sent in their Majesties place.
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Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy was present at the Inauguration Mass,not sure where he was seated.

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The jesuit who was allegedly betrayed by his then principal to the Argentine junta, who lives now in Germany, spoke out to German media to declare that he wasn't betrayed by now pope Francis. Already members of his family had published correspondence they recieved by Jorge Bergoglio in which he told them about all the steps he had taken to try and save "his brothers".

Even though it is very difficult to evaluate evidence from times of a terror regime, especially after one person became the spiritual leader of those giving evidence, I personally go with our laws and give the benefit of the doubt plus additional positive feeling to the new pope.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:51 AM
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Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy was present at the Inauguration Mass,not sure where he was seated.

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Yes he was,he flew in from Torino the day before.I think he was seated in the same row as Prince Nicolaus of Liechtenstein.
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No Pictures of the Princess of Liechtenstein born Princess of Bavaria and a lot of pictures of Princess Charlène born W.
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Since Sophie Liechtenstein was standing next to Albert de Monaco and Charlene de Monaco there are pictures of Sophie if you look.

The fact that Sophie was born into a deposed family has no bearing on if her picture is taken or not. It is that the Grimaldis are more well known than the Liechtensteins that makes it more likely they will be photographed. Sophie was lucky not to be listed as "unidentifed woman standing next to Prince of Monaco".
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Pope stuns newsstand owner by calling to cancel home delivery - World News

He's the leader of 1.2 billion Catholics around the globe, but Pope Francis isn't too busy or important to cancel his newspaper delivery.
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