Barbadian singer, Robyn Rihanna Fenty has been declared by her home country, Barbados as its National Hero as It Cuts Ties With Queen Elizabeth II, UK, and becomes a Republic.
The Fenty founder, Rihanna got the high honor from her home country on Monday, November 29th, 2021, as the Prime minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley in a ceremony marking the country’s split from the British throne to become its own republic named her as a National Hero.
“On behalf of a grateful nation, but an even prouder people, we therefore present to you, the designee, for national hero of Barbados, Ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty,”.
“May you continue to shine like a diamond and continue to bring honor to your nation by your words, by your actions, and to do credit wherever you shall go,” Mottley, 56, said.
The Grammy Award-winning singer happens to be one of the 11 Barbadians honored as heroes of their country, and she happens to be the first female to be honored.
The Pride of Nationhood ceremony took place in Bridgetown, Barbados, and saw the Caribbean nation formally remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, which Prince Charles attended.
“From the darkest days of our past and the appalling atrocity of slavery, which forever stains our history, the people of this island forged their path with extraordinary fortitude,” the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles said.
“Emancipation, self-government and independence were your waypoints. Freedom, justice and self-determination have been your guides,” Charles continued. “Your long journey has brought you to this moment, not as your destination, but as a vantage point from which to survey a new horizon.”
Rihanna, born in Barbados in 1988 as Robyn Rihanna Fenty, wore an orange silk dress from Bottega Veneta, strappy heels, and a black face mask as she sat alongside top officials for the event, complete with military parades, a mounted guard of honor, and gun salutes.