King Charles III Honors Blackpink for Saving the Planet – Royal Celebration at Buckingham Palace!

King Charles III honors Blackpink as COP26 Advocates, recognizing their environmental activism. Royal celebration at Buckingham Palace unfolds!

Nov 22, 2023 - 09:12
Nov 22, 2023 - 09:13
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King Charles III Honors Blackpink for Saving the Planet – Royal Celebration at Buckingham Palace!
King Charles III Honors Blackpink for Saving the Planet – Royal Celebration at Buckingham Palace

In a special event at Buckingham Palace, King Charles III celebrated the popular K-pop group Blackpink during the visit of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol. The King acknowledged the group's important role in the fight against climate change, especially in educating young people.

Jennie Kim, Jisoo Kim, and Lalisa Manoban were named Honorary Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for their work as COP26 Advocates during the COP26 Summit in Glasgow in 2021. Roseanne Park (Rosé), who holds citizenship in both New Zealand and the UK, received a special MBE.

The ceremony took place on Wednesday morning in the prestigious 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace. These awards are part of a system in the UK that recognizes outstanding service to the nation and the world. People from outside the UK and the 14 realms under the monarchy receive honorary versions of these awards.

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King Charles III, who is not only the king of the UK but also the head of state for 14 realms, including New Zealand, expressed his admiration for Blackpink during a fancy banquet on Tuesday. In his speech, he praised the group, saying, "I applaud Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa, and Rose, better known as Blackpink, for bringing the message of environmental sustainability to people around the world. I admire how they can focus on these important issues while being global superstars."

This recognition emphasizes Blackpink's dedication to addressing global problems and promoting environmental awareness on a large scale. As COP26 Advocates, the group has played a big part in using their influence to talk about climate change with their huge fan base. King Charles III's acknowledgment shows how music, fame, and advocacy can come together to deal with important global challenges.

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