• King Charles received the band BLACKPINK at Buckingham Palace
  • He bestowed a special honor on them
  • THESE were the highlights of the evening

It was a night to remember for everyone there. And the guest list was nothing short of spectacular! The South Korean president, Yoon Suk Yeol, and his wife were the guests of honor, but it was the mention of K-Pop megastars BLACKPINK and BTS that set social media ablaze!

A royal recognition

The opulent halls of Buckingham echoed with the names of BLACKPINK and BTS as King Charles III himself gave the bands a royal nod in his opening address. The K-Pop queens of BLACKPINK were not just guests but were awarded Honorary MBEs for their advocacy at the COP26 Summit in Glasgow. Talk about girl power!

King Charles also gave a shoutout to the sensational boy band BTS, likening them to none other than The Beatles! That's right, the fab four from Liverpool now have their match in the dynamite boys from Seoul. The King's speech was a pop culture mashup, comparing British icons like "James Bond" and Danny Boyle to Korean sensations 'Squid Game' and director Bong Joon Ho.

President Yoon Suk Yeol didn't miss a beat, echoing the sentiment of mutual admiration. From The Beatles to 'Harry Potter', the President reminisced about the UK's cultural icons and highlighted how BTS and BLACKPINK are now cherished in the UK as well. 

Fans worldwide, known as ARMYs for BTS and BLINKs for BLACKPINK, are bursting with pride over this royal recognition. As the tweets keep coming and the hashtags trend, one thing is clear – K-Pop has officially charmed the crown!

BLACKPINK’s Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa created history by earning the prestigious title at the royal palace, becoming Members of the Order of the British Empire and looked amazing while doing it. As netizens have been showering love for the quartet for their mega achievement, Jennie took to Instagram to share some gorgeous pictures from the memorable event.

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This is a very proud moment for all K-Pop fans who have seen their music extend to every corner of the planet, taking the world by storm. And BLACKPINK were certainly dressed for the occasion. The girl group chose to wear formal outfits. Apart from Rosé who wore a pantsuit, the other three members Jennie, Jisoo and Lisa sported tweed dresses or skirts.

Jennie nailed the formal style with a long length tweed black dress, teamed with a matching cropped blazer. The shiny buttons and intricately detailed pockets made Jennie’s formal appearance absolutely flawless.

The group left fans gushing!