Blackpink is here in your area! Well, that’s if you happen to be in the United Kingdom. K-pop group Blackpink performed at Buckingham Palace during South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol’s state visit to London.
No girl group of this magnitude has visited the now-King since the Spice Girls hung out with Prince Charles in 1997. Charles acknowledged the group’s contribution to Korean culture in his address, surprising them. Although he acknowledged the Korean influence on British culture, such as “Squid Games,” BTS, and Bong Joon-ho’s films, he praised the K-Pop group for their commitment to the environment. I commend Blackpink for spreading the message of environmental sustainability as ambassadors for the U.K.’s Presidency of COP 26 and later as U.N. advocates. Sustainable Development Goals,” he said.
The band members celebrated the significant event with their unique regal fashion choices. Jisoo chose a black, textured puff-sleeved dress from Christian Dior’s Resort 2024 collection, inspired by Frida Kahlo. Jisoo also opted for a Dior monogram top-handle purse, keeping the look consistent within the family. Rosé wore a black strapless velvet dress with a sweetheart neckline and a coordinating bow in her hair while chatting with King Charles after dinner. Her classic ensemble was finished off with a black pointed-toe pump.
In a sweet bridal ensemble, Jennie stood out from her bandmates. The long-sleeved dress was both simple and elegant, with an off-the-shoulder neckline and train. She accessorized with a black platform sandal and a sparkly clutch. Lisa, the only one to break away from neutrals, chose a regal aquamarine dress by Georges Hobeika. She paired the beaded tulle dress with a metallic gold platform and a diamond necklace.
However, we can’t help but wonder: which Blackpink song is King Charles’s favorite? Our prediction is that “Ddu-Du Ddu-D” will win.