Why Melina Trump wears veil in Vatican, but eschewed headscarf in Saudi Arab?

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-mercurynews


The first lady of United States of America, Melina Trump has made it to headlines for the outfit choices she made during her first official trip to abroad.  Why did she wear a veil when meeting with pope? Why didn’t she cover her head when she was in Saudi Arabia?

Keeping Vatican protocol in mind, the first lady arrived to meet the Pope on Wednesday wearing a black veil and long-sleeved Dolce and Gabbana black dress draped down to her calf. President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, wore a similar outfit with a larger veil.

But Days earlier, during her visit to Saudi Arabia, a strictly conservative Muslim theocracy, the first lady avoided the customary headscarf, but stepped foot in the birthplace of Islam wearing a black jumpsuit reminiscent of the abaya worn by most women there.

When asked why she wore a veil at the Vatican but eschewed a head covering in Saudi Arabia, Grisham said there was no request or requirement for her attire from that country.

The former model-turned-first lady styled most of the outfits herself, a source said, and her ensembles have drawn rave reviews from local news outlets along the way.

This is not the first time that a first lady of USA refused to wear headscarf. In 2009 Michelle Obama chose not to wear headscarf during her visit to Saudi Arab, Mr Trump at that time criticized the decision tweeting:

“Many people are saying it was wonderful that Mrs. Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were insulted. We have enuf enemies.”

—CNN

 

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