Barbados becomes Republic as it cut ties with the Queen
Barbados– achieved freedom from the United Kingdom in 1966. The nation had been under the Monarch since the 1620s. A former British province with almost 300,000, Barbados declared plans to change into a republic in 2020.
Prince Charles has arrived in Barbados as he plans to attend a ceremony denoting the nation’s transition from a Commonwealth domain with the Queen as the head of state to a republic with its leader. This is the primary occasion for a senior member of the imperial family to attend such a service.
The ceremony won’t be on a similar scale as in Hong Kong when the military marched, and bagpipes played in the background, defined as “the epilogue of dominion”.
But the Caribbean island’s desertion of monarchy is significant, not only for the Queen and her successor but for the new republic and many that follow.
“The making of this republic offered a fresh start,” stated Prince Charles and added that the Queen has sent her most gracious wishes.
From the darkest times of Barbados’ past, and the shocking monstrosity of slavery which has tainted their history; however, people have carved their way to a great future.”
Charles will highlight the continuing relations and shared spirits between the United Kingdom and Barbados, despite progressions and reinstating his friendship with the island since he initially visited it 50 years ago.
Prime Minister Mia Mottley told the BBC that much would require to change as the Queen Elizabeth statues hang in government structures. Barbados has a Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The postal workers, the police, and jail officials all wear the crown insignia badges in their uniforms.