NewsBLACKPINK at the Korean State Banquet in Buckingham Palace

BLACKPINK at the Korean State Banquet in Buckingham Palace

BLACKPINK Attends Palace Banquet During South Korea State Visit — with a Shout Out from King Charles!

Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa and Rosé seemed delighted by a compliment from King Charles.

British and music royalty collided at the state banquet at Buckingham Palace.

On Tuesday evening, King Charles and Queen Camilla hosted a glittering dinner at the palace in honor of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and First Lady Kim Keon Hee’s state visit to the United Kingdom. Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa and Rosé of the superstar K-POP band BLACKPINK were among the roughly 170 guests in attendance — and even received a shoutout from the King, 76, during his speech.

King Charles began his address with a welcome in Korean, which was met with applause, and praised the relationship that South Korea and Great Britain share, further commending South Korea’s strides in sustainability — a longtime cause close to heart for sovereign — and BLACKPINK’s impact.

“It is especially inspiring to see Korea’s younger generation embrace the cause,” King Charles said. “I applaud Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa and Rosé, better known collectively as BLACKPINK, for their role in bringing the message of environmental sustainability to a global audience as Ambassadors for the U.K.’s Presidency of COP 26, and later as advocates for the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.”

As seen in Sky News video shared to X by Pop Base, the BLACKPINK squad exchanged sweet glances during the King’s shout-out from their separate seats.

BLACKPINK made history at BST Hyde Park in July and became the first Korean band to headline a major U.K. music festival, the BBC reported. The high followed a similar record smashed at Coachella in the U.S., where BLACKPINK became the first Asian and first all-female group to headline, according to The Guardian.

Heeding the white-tie dress code that state banquets dictate, Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa and Rosé stylishly arrived at Buckingham Palace in glam gowns. The pop stars entered together before taking their seats at the diplomatic dinner, which closed the first day of President Yoon’s visit.

cr. People

More Photos


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top

BLACKPINK CAFÉ is a fan-generated website dedicated to the K-POP girl group and global superstars, BLACKPINK. Made by a BLINK, for BLINK.