After receiving the honorary MBE, BLACKPINK’s Rosé, with her dual citizenship in New Zealand, can enjoy many privileges
As BLACKPINK received an honor from King Charles III at a cultural and arts event held at Buckingham Palace in London on November 22nd (local time), the benefits that Rosé, with her dual citizenship, can enjoy have been revealed.
The Order of the British Empire is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to British society or achieved outstanding accomplishments in various fields such as politics, economy, culture, arts, science, and sports.
The Order of the British Empire is divided into five ranks, and MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) is the lowest rank.
Previously, the Beatles and singer Adele received this honor. BLACKPINK is the first non-British artist to receive it.
Following BLACKPINK’s MBE award, various posts related to the benefits Rosé will receive as a recipient of the Order of the British Empire have been trending online. Originally, those without citizenship in the Commonwealth were not eligible for honorary awards.
However, Rosé, who holds dual citizenship in Korea and New Zealand, was recognized as a citizen of the British Commonwealth and received the substantive honor.
St. Paul’s Cathedral is where the wedding of Princess Diana took place and is a venue for royal weddings and official events in the UK.
Netizens shared various reactions such as, “It’s amazing that a Korean is the first to receive the Order of the British Empire, and at St. Paul’s Cathedral,” “BLACKPINK has certified their top-notch class once again,” and “She was destined to be a celebrity even before she was born.”
On another note, BLACKPINK received recognition for their efforts in addressing climate change as ambassadors for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) held in 2021, where the UK served as the presiding country.