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Barbados eager to become a republic

Regional 15 Mar, 2021 Follow News

Barbados is looking forward to becoming a republic

Barbados is not intending to back down on becoming a republic this year, particularly in the wake of the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle racism row.

Queen Elizabeth is head of state in the UK and in 15 countries across the globe, but Barbados is the latest country to declare its intention to sever its ties.

Barbados has been independent since 1966, however last year it declared plans to remove the Queen as its heads of state and become a republic by November 2021.

Guyana, Dominica and Trinidad and Tobago removed the Queen as head of state in the 1970s. Mauritius did the same in the 1990s.

Barbados used to be enjoy being nicknamed ‘Little England’. It is still expected to remain part of the Commonwealth, despite the break away.

A British government spokesman said: "We obviously have a shared history and remain united with Barbados in terms of history, culture and language, and we will continue to have and enjoy a partnership with them as members of the Commonwealth.”


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