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Dua Lipa celebrates 110 years of Albanian independence as she poses with national flag

On Sunday, he was granted Albanian citizenship for his role in spreading the fame of Albanians internationally through his music.

And on Monday, Dua Lipa, 26, celebrated 110 years of Albania’s independence as she posed with the national flag and gushed about her status as the country’s “newest citizen.”

The pop star, who was born in London to Kosovar Albanian parents who fled conflict and political unrest in the Balkans, took to Instagram to share photos of herself before wrapping up her Future Nostalgia tour in Tirana’s main Skanderbeg Square.

Proud: And on Monday, Dua Lipa, 26, celebrated 110 years of Albania’s independence as she posed with the national flag and gushed about her status as the country’s “newest citizen.”

Dua looked gorgeous in a ruched halter neck black dress and matching cardigan.

The New Rules hitmaker paired her midi dress with opaque black tights and a pair of bright red heels, to pair perfectly with the Albanian flag.

Dua wrote: ‘110 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE so happy to be in Tirana, Albania ~ as the newest citizen performing for all of you tonight ~ THE FUTURE FUTURE NOSTALGIA SHOW finale menxi po pres me ju paaaa!!!!!!!! !!!! !!

New Citizen: The Pop Star, Who Was Born In London To Kosovar Albanian Parents, Took To Instagram To Share Photos Of Herself On The Special Day

New citizen: The pop star, who was born in London to Kosovar Albanian parents, took to Instagram to share photos of herself on the special day

Beauty: Dua Looked Gorgeous In A Ruched Halter Neck Black Dress And Matching Cardigan

Beauty: Dua looked gorgeous in a ruched halter neck black dress and matching cardigan

The celebrations came a day after Dua was granted Albanian citizenship for his role in spreading Albanians’ fame internationally through their music.

He took to his Instagram to mark the achievement, writing: ‘Thank you President Bajram Begaj and Mayor @erionveliaj for this honor ~ I got my Albanian citizenship!’

President Bajram Begaj said he considered it an honor to grant citizenship because Dua has made Albanians famous all over the world.

Dua was born in London in 1995 to Kosovar Albanian parents who fled conflict and political unrest in the Balkans.

She attended a small state elementary school and got her first taste of acting while taking Saturday classes at the world famous Sylvia Young Theater School.

After spending a few years in Pristina after her father’s job as a marketing manager took them back to her native Kosovo, Dua bravely decided to return to the UK on her own at the age of 14 in pursuit of her dreams of pop stardom. .

In 2014, after achieving 4 A-Levels at a Camden sixth-form girls’ college, the talented teen had signed with Warner Bros. Records.

Now, just eight years later, he’s toured the world with a No. 1 album, won three Grammy Awards and six Brit Awards.

Honor: The Celebrations Came A Day After Dua Was Granted Albanian Citizenship For His Role In Spreading Albanians' Fame Internationally Through Their Music.

Honor: The celebrations came a day after Dua was granted Albanian citizenship for his role in spreading Albanians’ fame internationally through their music.

Heritage: The Singer Was Born In London To Kosovar-Albanian Parents Who Fled Conflict And Political Instability In The Balkans.

Heritage: The singer was born in London to Kosovar-Albanian parents who fled conflict and political instability in the Balkans.

Dua, who says she feels both Kosovar and British, co-founded the Sunny Hill Foundation with her father Dukagjin Lipa, who now heads the Bucharest-based Republic Communications Agency.

The Foundation has donated €100,000 to charities and cultural events in Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008, and hosts the Dua Lipa-led Sunny Hill Festival in 2018.

Speaking to Line Of Best Fit, she said: ‘I feel very proud to be from both places and I feel like I represent both places.

“In Kosovo, the moment you do something and you’re making these moves around the world, you’re instantly a key person there.

‘So if someone says ‘oh, where is Kosovo?’ people say ‘it’s between Italy and Greece, but Rita Ora is from there, Dua Lipa is from there’.

What A Moment: Break My Heart Hitmaker Smiled Proudly At The Albanian Flag

What a moment: Break My Heart hitmaker smiled proudly at the Albanian flag

“They start talking about it and it’s something you take pride in. You instantly feel responsible for the image you portray and the way you represent your place.’

“We want to give people a sense of belonging, of European life and the idea that we are part of Europe,” Dukagjin told the Observer before the opening of the Sunny Hill Festival.

‘This is the best way to promote Kosovo as a peace-loving and music-loving country that welcomes all our neighbors and all visitors who want to have fun.’

Humble Beginnings: Born In London To Kosovar Albanian Parents Who Fled Conflict And Political Unrest In The Balkans, Dua Has Made Her Childhood Dream Of Becoming A Star Come True.

Humble Beginnings: Born in London to Kosovar Albanian parents who fled conflict and political unrest in the Balkans, Dua has made her childhood dream of becoming a star come true.

Young Star: Dua Got Her First Taste Of Acting While Taking Saturday Classes At The World Famous Sylvia Young Theater School. In The Photo, As A Girl

Young Star: Dua got her first taste of acting while taking Saturday classes at the world famous Sylvia Young Theater School. In the photo, as a girl

In August 2022, Dua was named the Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo in a ceremony at the President’s Office in Pristina.

Sharing images of the event on her Instagram at the time, the pop star wrote: ‘Yesterday afternoon I was awarded the title of Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo by our lady president.

‘It is an honor and a privilege to be able to represent my country around the world and continue my work and efforts globally to see that we leave our mark and make a difference.

‘The youth of Kosovo deserve the right to visa liberalization, the freedom to travel and dream big. Thank you.’

'An Honor And A Privilege': Dua Lipa Was Appointed As Kosovo'S Honorary Ambassador In A Ceremony At The President'S Office In Pristina In August 2022

‘An honor and a privilege’: Dua Lipa was appointed as Kosovo’s Honorary Ambassador in a ceremony at the President’s Office in Pristina in August 2022

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