Royal Family Makes ‘Mean Girls’ Reference (Cause Charles Isn’t a Regular King, He’s a Cool King)

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The British royal family referencing an iconic line from Mean Girls will always be grool.

Last night, members of the popular K-pop girl group Blackpink made a surprise appearance at the State Banquet hosted by His Royal Highness King Charles at Buckingham Palace. FYI, the white-tie function was held in honor of President of the Republic of Korea Yoon Suk Yeo and First Lady Kim Keon Hee’s arrival to the U.K. 

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In a new video posted on the royal family’s Instagram account earlier this morning, the king’s guards are standing outside of the royal residence playing a song on Blackpink’s orchestra style. But it was the caption that really caught our eye. In the message, the royal family made a subtle nod to the 2004 Tina Fey classic, and we’re pretty sure The Plastics would certainly approve.

The caption read, “On Wednesdays, we play Blackpink.”

By the looks of it, we weren’t the only ones impressed by the Mean Girls reference. Fellow royal enthusiasts shared their reaction in the comments section, with one person writing, “Never in my life did I think we would see the royal family do a Mean Girls reference.” Another said, “Best caption ever.”

In a separate video shared on the page, King Charles greets Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa and Rosé upon their arrival at Buckingham Palace. The monarch also awards them with Honorary MBEs to commemorate the group members’ role as Advocates for the COP26 Summit in Glasgow 2021. 

Per the caption, the members were first assigned the role in January 2021 by the U.K. Government. Since then, the group has “encouraged millions of young people to engage with the global UN climate change conference” and addressed the “topic of climate action.”

It’s called being an iconic throwback, duh!

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