Blue Ivy, the daughter of hip-hop moguls Jay-Z and Beyoncé, is now an honorary citizen of the Croatian Island Hvar. Officials for the small country said that the little girl was given honorary citizenship because she was named after a tree on the island. Also, her parents are really really famous and will probably help bring in more tourism.
Mayor Pjerino Bebic said in a letter to the couple:
“The story of the origin of the name of your daughter has brought enormous media attention and therefore tourist promotion to the town and island of Hvar… Because of this, I have decided to confer on your daughter the status of honorary citizen of the town of Hvar.”
Bebic also invited the couple to come visit the island again.
ANI reports that the island of Hvar has become a tourist hotspot ever since Blue Ivy was born. Travel guide Lonely Planet named Hvar the number 5 tourist destination for 2012.
According to Canada.com, Blue Ivy was named after the couple saw a tree wrapped in blue ivy during a visit to the island in September of last year.
Hvar is known as the sunniest town in Croatia. The island, which sits in the Adriatic Sea, has an average of 320 sunny days a year.