The Caribbean island of Barbados has honoured it's most famous daughter, by granting Rihanna the title of "National Hero".
In a special ceremony to mark officially becoming a republic, Barbados Prime Minister, Mia Mottley told the star to "continue to shine like a diamond".
At the #BIMRepublic ceremony, it was announced that Rihanna will be bestowed with the order of National Hero 🇧🇧
As in our good sis is now The Right Excellent Robyn Rihanna Fenty
No national heroes have been announced in my lifetime, this is a big dealpic.twitter.com/GOrH1eLEBj
— 🇧🇧🇧🇧🇧🇧 Larissa Kennedy 🇧🇧🇧🇧🇧🇧 (@Larissa_Ken) November 30, 2021
The historic transition comes 55 years after the nation gained its independence from Britain.
Prince Charles attended the ceremony as the former British colony cut ties with the English Royal Family.
In a speech, Charles described the country's links to slavery as something "which forever stains our history".
"The creation of this republic offers a new beginning... but it also marks a milestone on the long road on which you have travelled and what you have built".
The Caribbean island has now formally welcomed its first President, officially removing Britain's Queen as its head of state.