Dame Ariana Grande?
Buckingham Palace recently announced who would be receiving honors from the Queen in 2019, and apparently Ariana was meant to be on it…
According to sources, the “Thank U, Next” singer was in line to receive a Damehood from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
It is believed that the title was in regards Ari’s response following the aftermath of the horrific suicide attack at her 2017 concert at Manchester Arena which left more than 20 people dead.
The 25-year-old chose to pay for the funerals of all the victims, as well as donate money to their families, and host a massive charity concert featuring the likes of Justin Bieber, The Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry, and many more.
Despite being touched by the recognition, an insider has said, “Ariana was flattered but said it was too soon. She explained she was still grieving. So were scores of families. She feared some affected might see it as insensitive. The committee wrote to her but she politely said no.”
Let’s hope it happens one day in the future.