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Beyoncé's Blue Ivy made honorary citizen of Croatian island for boosting tourism

Beyonce's Blue Ivy made honorary citizen of Croatian island for boosting tourism
Baby Blue Ivy and her new honorary home, Hvar, Croatia. Images:

Getting citizenship to another country can take mountains of paperwork for mere mortals — but it's a lot easier if you're five-month-old Blue Ivy Carter, aka daughter of music power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

The bub has been granted honorary citizenship of the Croatian island of Hvar for boosting tourism to the Adriatic Sea holiday spot. Her superstar parents vacationed there last August, Beyoncé posting a Tumblr video of herself with the island's tree wrapped in blue ivy (watch below).

The mayor of Hvar is chuffed with the influx of tourists since the birth of Blue Ivy in January.

"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," mayor Pjerino Bebic wrote in a letter to the celebrity pair.

"Because of this, I have decided to confer on your daughter the status of honorary citizen of the town of Hvar."

The mayor has invited the family to visit the island again, which shouldn't be a hard ask given the island's reputation as "the sunniest town in Croatia" (Hvar has a total of 320 sunny days a year). We could do with some of that down under at the moment!

Hvar was also listed by Lonely Planet as the number five destination people must visit in 2012.

But Beyoncé has previously hinted that her daughter's name came from a poem by Rebecca Solnit, which the 30-year-old singer posted on Tumblr.

"The world is blue at its edges and in its depths. This blue is the light that got lost. Water is colourless, shallow water appears to be the colour that lies beneath it. But deep water is full of his scattered light, the purer the water, the deeper the blue," a passage of the poem reads.

Lucky they didn't call her Hvar.

Related: Discover the 1000 islands of Croatia


Watch: Beyoncé and Jay-Z discover the "Blue Ivy" tree

User comments
after reading this article it goes to reason all that footage of Beyonce's fake baby belly, the private floor in her birthing hospital, instant bootylicios body and all the secrecy...............I have come to the conlusion that Beyonce addopted a baby from Croatia (the reason it also has croation citizenship). It is a hard decision to addopt and when to tell the child without the press telling the child every day of their lives. Sad that they have to take these measures.
i think that beyonce and her baby are so sweet and i think we are going to see good things from her baby and i cant wait and we all know cuz it beyonce's and jayz' baby
that sucks. people try so hard to get citizenship in another country but just because she is the daughter of the most powerful musicians she gets it so easy.
What an absolute joke. Just because you're famous and you've brought a bit of attention to a Country does not mean you should be given any sort of citizenship! Go back to America!

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