Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State

Barbados will remove Queen Elizabeth II as its Head of State by November, according to BBC.

The process of removing the Queen would be completed on November 21 when Barbados marks its 55th independence anniversary.

“The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind,” Prime Minister Mia Mottley said, adding that Barbadians wanted a Barbadian head of state.

“This is the ultimate statement of confidence in who we are and what we are capable of achieving,” he said in a speech.

However, in its reaction, Buckingham Palace said that it was a matter for the government and people of Barbados.

BBC quoted a Palace statement as saying the idea “was not out of the blue” and “has been mooted and publicly talked about many times

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