King Charles III awards the MBE to BLACKPINK
- By: Nat.O
- 3 months ago
King Charles III of England awarded BLACKPINK with the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) on the 22nd.
King Charles III awarded the Order of the British Empire to all BLACKPINK members (Rosé, Jisoo, Jennie, and Lisa) at an event to encourage cultural artists held at Buckingham Palace on this day. President Yoon Seok-yeol and his wife, who are on a state visit to the UK, also attended the event.
BLACKPINK received a medal in recognition of their contribution to raising global citizens’ awareness of the need to respond to climate change while serving as public relations ambassadors for the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), chaired by the UK in 2021.
The Order of the British Empire is awarded to people who have made meaningful contributions to British society or have achieved outstanding achievements in fields such as politics, economics, culture and arts, science, and sports.
Previously, British artists such as The Beatles and singer Adele were awarded MBEs. The Order of the British Empire is divided into five levels, of which MBE is the lowest level.
Charles III shook hands and chatted with each of the BLACKPINK members. BLACKPINK was also invited to the state banquet prepared by Charles III for President Yoon the day before.
Charles III smiled and said, “I also want to see BLACKPINK perform in real life.”
President Yoon and First Lady Kim Kun-hee watched the medal awarding ceremony from behind. Afterwards, a commemorative photo was taken with King Charles III and BLACKPINK.
President Yoon said, “It was impressive that BLACKPINK has been making efforts for the global agenda of climate change as a public relations ambassador for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and as a public relations ambassador for COP26.” Adding on, “BLACKPINK is playing a big role in enhancing national interests.” “I hope to continue these good activities in the future,” the president’s office reported.