(CNN) – Homeland Rihanna He wants it to continue to “shine like a diamond”.
The singer was honored Monday in her home country of Barbados during the presidential inauguration ceremony, which turned the country into a republic.
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Motley told the crowd: “On behalf of the grateful nation, but still on behalf of the proud people, we present to you Robin Rihanna Fendi, Barbados’ appointed National Hero Ambassador.”
“May you continue to shine like a diamond, bring honor to your nation with your works and your deeds, and you will qualify wherever you go,” Motley said.
The makeup and fashion mogul was appointed ambassador to Barbados in 2018.
According to a report released by the Barbados Government Information Office at the time, this position gives the celebrity “a specific responsibility to promote education, tourism and investment on the island.”
He became one of the Caribbean island’s cultural ambassadors in 2008, promoting the Ministry of Tourism.
Nearly 400 years after the arrival of the first English ship on the Caribbean island, Barbados became a republic and formally severed ties with the British monarchy in a campaign that was widely supported in the country.