Rihanna Named Official National Hero Of Barbados

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The pop singer, Rihanna, attended a special ceremony with the Prince of Wales as Barbados removed the Queen of England as the head of state.

The Barbadian born singer has been heralded on her island for years, but now she has been awarded an honor of prestige unlike any others she was bestowed. She was back home as she witnessed the island country cut ties with the British as it declares itself a Republic.Prime Minister Mia Mottley not only met with the Prince of Wales during the day but during a ceremony, she recognized Rihanna as the country’s National Hero of Barbados as various news outlets report.

The event took place in Rihanna’s hometown of Bridgetown and Prime Minister Mottley stated, “May you continue to shine like a diamond and bring honor to your nation by your works, by your actions.” Of course, that was a nod to the singer’s hit track “Diamonds” which was released back in 2012.

The Fenty mogul was in attendance and was also in Barbados to see the swearing-in of the country’s new president, Governor-General Dame Sandra Mason. Now that the Queen is no longer the head of state, Barbados will see new changes implemented in the years to come. Back in 2018, Rihanna was also given the title of Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of Barbados where she holds the responsibility of helping drive tourism and investment to her native country.Check out a snippet of Prime Minister Mottley’s speech below.