BLACKPINK Meets The Royal Family

BGC, Philippines — The royal family dressed to the nines at the Buckingham Palace on the evening of November 21, London time to host a state banquet in honor of President Yoon Suk Yeol and First Lady Kim Keon-hee of South Korea. King Charles, Queen Camilla, the Prince and Princess of Wales, and more royals were in their finest and hosted around 170 guests. Among them are K-Pop royalty Blackpink.

The Blackpink members, of course, knew their fashion assignment and dressed up in classic, regal looks.

Dior ambassador Jisoo wore a black long dress from the Christian Dior’s Resort 2024 Collection, a series of creations by Maria Grazia Chiuri who gave tribute to and took inspiration from Frida Kahlo. She accessorized her look with a Dior monogram purse as well.

Jennie opted for a simple yet romantic look. Her white long-sleeved dress had an off-the-shoulder neckline and train, which she partnered with black platform sandals. She carried a sparkly clutch for a touch of sparkles.

Rosé, like Jisoo, also donned a black regal number, a strapless velvet dress with a sweetheart neckline. Her beauty look was noteworthy with her cute bow in her hair. She capped off her classic look with a pair of black pointed-toe pumps.

Lisa was the only who wore colors out of the neutral palettes. She was dressed up in an aquamarine beaded tulle dress with cape dress from Georges Hobeika. She accessorized her look with metallic gold platforms and a show-stealing diamond necklace.

King Charles even officially gave a shoutout to the girls in his speech, applauding their efforts in advocating environmental sustainability, saying, “It is especially inspiring to see Korea’s younger generation embrace the cause. 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.”

Blackpink at the Buckingham Palace has been one of the major pop culture crossovers in recent history. The last girl group to interact with the royal family with magnified attention from the global media was Spice Girls in 1997, with then-prince and now King Charles.