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Rita Ora has revealed she’s been turned into a postage stamp in her native country of Kosovo, as a surprise to celebrate her 32nd birthday.

The singer took to Instagram to share a snap of her face immortalised on the piece, and gushed that she is ‘so grateful’ for the honour after her own grandfather received a similar tribute for his work in Arts and Film. 

Along with the snap of her stamp, Rita also shared a gallery of images documenting her recent birthday getaway to The French Alps, where she enjoyed a luxurious stay in a chalet with a group of pals.

Touching tribute: Rita Ora has revealed she's been turned into a postage stamp in her native country of Kosovo, as a surprise to celebrate her 32nd birthday

Touching tribute: Rita Ora has revealed she’s been turned into a postage stamp in her native country of Kosovo, as a surprise to celebrate her 32nd birthday

In the stunning stamp image, Rita sported a mass of blonde curls and a statement red lip, with the star revealing she was unable to receive the stamp in person due to her work commitments.

Her caption read: ‘I feel so grateful today. Thank you to @postakosova for special this beautiful surprise for my birthday. 

‘I have been honoured an official postal stamp (in case you want my face on all of your Mail) in Kosovo.

‘I’m so happy and honoured to be along my grandfather #BesimSahatciu who equally was recognised for his contribution in Art and Films. 

Delighted: The singer took to Instagram to share a snap of her beauty immortalised on the piece (picutred during her recent birthday getaway to The French Alps)

Delighted: The singer took to Instagram to share a snap of her beauty immortalised on the piece (picutred during her recent birthday getaway to The French Alps)

Elated: In her post, Rita also revealed that her own grandfather had been immortalised on a stamp a year earlier, in recognition for his work in Arts and Film

Elated: In her post, Rita also revealed that her own grandfather had been immortalised on a stamp a year earlier, in recognition for his work in Arts and Film

Far away: The star added that she was unable to accept the honour in person due to work commitments, and added to the post with a gallery of snaps from her French break

Far away: The star added that she was unable to accept the honour in person due to work commitments, and added to the post with a gallery of snaps from her French break

‘I am so sorry that Im not able to be there and receive this in person, due to work commitments, but when I can I will be sure to come and visit you and show my appreciation! Thank you! 

‘And to everyone else thank you for all my birthday wishes. I’m so lucky to have the best fans friends and family. I can’t wait to show you all what I’ve been working on. Bring on 2023! Watch this space! I love you!’

Rita was born in Pristina, in the former Yugoslavia, to Albanian parents, who relocated to London a year after Rita was born due to the persecution of Albanians. 

Kosovo is the second youngest country in the world and the youngest in Europe, declaring its independence from Serbia in February 2008. 

Along with a snap of the stamp, the star also shared images from her recent birthday break, including snaps taken during her gruelling workout and her celebratory birthday cake.

Luxurious! In her post, Rita shared a gallery of snaps

Yum! She also posted an image of the cake she was gifted to celebrate her 32nd birthday

Luxurious! In her post, Rita shared a gallery of snaps including the cake she was gifted to celebrate her 32nd birthday

Very relaxing! The star also enjoyed a face mask as she relaxed in a lavish chalet with a group of pals to celebrate her birthday

Very relaxing! The star also enjoyed a face mask as she relaxed in a lavish chalet with a group of pals to celebrate her birthday

Cosy! The star also donned a casual black hoodie and matching leggings as she endured a gruelling workout

Cosy! The star also donned a casual black hoodie and matching leggings as she endured a gruelling workout

The singer was living it up with some of her closest pals in a luxurious chalet located near Mount Blanc, according to The Sun.

Rita spared no expense for the swanky chalet – owned by the Ultima Collection – which reportedly comes at an eye-watering cost of £22,000 per night.

Among those joining Rita were former TOWIE star Vas J Morgan, while her partner Taika Waititi was said to have flown in for a few days.

A source told the publication: ‘A lot of Rita’s friends are used to her celebrity lifestyle but they were all saying they had never known luxury like it.

‘Taika [Waititi] wasn’t able to make it for the whole week but he flew out for a couple of days. That evening they all had fancy dinner from a private chef with Rita’s own brand of Tequila on hand for the margaritas.

Fun: The singer was living it up with some of her closest pals in a luxurious chalet located near Mount Blanc (pictured with her friends on the trip)

Fun: The singer was living it up with some of her closest pals in a luxurious chalet located near Mount Blanc (pictured with her friends on the trip)

‘2022 has been a dream for Rita, both personally and professionally. She is the most content she has been in a long time.’

The luxury chalet boasted a games arcade as well as huge spa like bathroom where Rita later enjoyed a soak in the pool. 

It comes after Rita slammed the constant attention on her love life as she enjoyed ‘focusing on me and my work’ – with relationships being a positive addition.

The singer settled down when she met the man of her dreams Taika following a string of high profile relationships.

In an interview with Louis Theroux, which aired on Tuesday, Rita looked back on her ten years in showbiz.

Speaking about her love life, she told Louis: ‘I love love, I love being in love, it’s amazing and so fun. 

‘Who doesn’t? I live life to the fullest. I’m an extremely passionate person when it comes to love, but I don’t base my life on relationships.

‘I don’t base my moments on, ‘Oh, I’ll remember this because of that relationship’, that’s just an addition to my life. I’ve always been very adamant on focusing on me and my work.’

Rita continued: ‘Look, we are women. Men don’t get asked, ‘Oh, you’ve had 100 boyfriends or girlfriends’. Sometimes they do, but the majority of the time they don’t.

‘It comes with the territory, it’s part of the world that you’re in.’

Romance: Speaking to Louis on his show, Rita slammed the constant attention on her love life, saying relationships were just a positive addition as she is focused on herself and her work

A source said: ‘A lot of Rita’s friends are used to her celebrity lifestyle but they were all saying they had never known luxury like it’ 

The Hot Right Now hitmaker’s most serious boyfriend was Calvin Harris who she dated for a year in 2013.

As well as Calvin she also made headlines for flings with some more unexpected stars including Rob Kardashian , singer James Arthur, Andrew Garfield and Travis Barker.

Rita also told how she’s ‘always dreamed of getting married’ since she was a child, amid her secret wedding to husband Taika.

Rita is said to have tied the knot with the film director, 47, in a low-key ceremony this summer and though she’s never explicitly confirmed the marriage – her close friends have.

Love: Rita is said to have tied the knot with the Taika Waititi, 47, in a low-key ceremony this summer and though she's never explicitly confirmed the marriage - her close friends have

Speaking out: Rita recently slammed the constant attention on her love life as she enjoyed ‘focusing on me and my work’ (pictured with Taika Waititi in March 2022)

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