Pop Singer Rihanna was honored Monday in her home country Barbados during its presidential inauguration, which marks the country’s new status as a republic.
The “Diamonds” singer has been also named a national hero. She received the honor from Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley during the ceremony held in the presence of Prince Charles.
“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,” Mottley stated.
“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,” the politician added.
The makeup and fashion mogul is among an exclusive group of just 11 Barbadians who have been named national heroes. She is also the second woman to receive the honor.
According to the Barbados Government Information Office, the position gives the celeb specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism, and investment for the island.
Rihanna was appointed as an ambassador of Barbados in 2018.