The Independent published this video item, entitled “Rihanna declared national hero as Barbados cuts ties with Queen” – below is their description.
Barbados has declared Rihanna a national hero after it officially removed the Queen as its head of state and became a republic.
Rihanna, who was born in Bridgetown, Barbados, was honoured in the presence of Prince Charles, Barbados prime minister Mia Motley, and new president Dame Sandra Mason, who represented the Queen as the island nation’s governor-general.
Addressing the gathering, Motley said: “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.”
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