Nov 22, 2023 10:44 PM EST
Blackpink looked like royalty during the superstars’ recent visit to Buckingham Palace in London.
The members of the K-pop girl group — Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa — were among the 170 British and South Korean distinguished dignitaries present at Tuesday night’s state banquet in the palace. The special dinner was hosted by King Charles III and Queen Camila in honor of the state visit of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and first lady Kim Keon Hee to the United Kingdom.
Photos from the event showed the members of Blackpink looking elegant in stunning, floor-length gowns as they strolled down the palace’s corridors. Each showcased her unique style yet collectively radiated a princess-like aura.
Members of South Korean girl band Blackpink arrive for a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in central London on November 21, 2023, for South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol and his wife Kim Keon Hee on their first day of a three-day state visit to the UK.
Jisoo was dressed in all-black Dior for the occasion. She donned a floor-length black gown with puffed sleeves from the Christian Dior Cruise Resort 2024 collection.
The “Snowdrop” actress wore her hair down with bangs and opted for a simple makeup look.
The 26-year-old singer completed the look with jewelry from Tiffany & Co. — a pair of diamond drop earrings and a single sparkling tennis bracelet. She also opted for a subtle makeup look, along with her signature blonde hair.
Jennie was radiant in a chic long-sleeve, off-the-shoulder white gown from Lihi Hod. She accessorized her outfit with a glittering purse and black platform heels.
The “You & Me” singer opted for refined and minimal makeup and let her natural black hair to cascade freely.
Finally, Lisa stunned in a bleached aqua strapless dress from Georges Hobeika. The gown, adorned with intricate beadwork, featured a striking sheer cape, adding a dramatic flair to her look.
The Thai-born idol also chose to wear a subtle makeup look with her hair styled in a half ponytail. She went all out with her accessories as she was adorned with an elegant necklace paired with coordinating earrings and a platinum griffe ring, all from Bulgari.
During his speech at the banquet, King Charles commended the K-pop group for their contributions to environmental causes.
“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,” the King said. “I can only admire how they can prioritise these vital issues, as well as being global superstars.”
The day after the event, the Blackpink members received a special honor at the palace. They were named honorary Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for their pivotal role as COP26 Advocates during the COP26 Summit in Glasgow in 2021.
K-Pop band Blackpink’s members, Lalisa Manoban, Roseanne Park, Jisoo Kim and Jennie Kim pose with their medals following a special investiture ceremony to present them with Honorary MBEs (Member of the Order of the British Empire), at Buckingham Palace in London on November 22, 2023, on the second day of the South Korean President’s three-day state visit to the UK.