Barbados seceded from the British Empire and became a Republic. At a ceremony in Bridgetown, the island nation was headed by President Sandra Mason and Rihanna was named National Hero.
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Rihanna was named National Hero on the day Barbados became a Republic
For this occasion, the 33-year-old singer appeared in an orange dress by Bottega Veneta and with a braided hairstyle.
The award was presented by Prime Minister Mia Mottley.
“On behalf of a grateful nation and even more proud people, we award you the title of National Hero of Barbados. Ambassador Robin Rihanna Fenty, continue to shine like a diamond and be proud of your nation, your words and your actions. God bless you, my dear.”, Mia told Rihanna.
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The ceremony, at which the flag of the British monarchy was lowered was also attended by Prince Charles.
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