This is a tribute to tradition.
The wife of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and Elena during their joint visit to Pope Francis wearing a black outfit and covered the head with a tonal lace, as required by the Protocol, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Browser.
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 to the Pontiff came 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 of the spouses of presidents 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 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 the wives and widows of the Catholic monarchs. This custom is called “white privilege”.