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Barbados to become a republic, replacing Queen Elizabeth with Governor General Sandra Mason

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Barbados to become a republic, replacing Queen Elizabeth with Governor General Sandra Mason

Barbados is about to chop ties with the British monarchy to change into the world´s latest republic.

 

Barbados will this week exchange its head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, along with her present consultant, Governor-Common Sandra Mason.

 

The swearing ceremony will happen on Monday night into Tuesday. It would embrace army parades and celebrations as Mason is inaugurated as president, with Prince Charles in attendance.

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The daybreak of a brand new period has fueled debate among the many inhabitants of 285,000 over Britain´s centuries of affect, together with greater than 200 years of slavery till 1834, and Barbados lastly turning into impartial in 1966.

 

In October, Barbados elected Mason to change into its first president, one 12 months after Prime Minister Mia Mottley declared that the nation would “totally” depart its colonial previous.

 

“As a younger woman, once I heard concerning the queen, I might be actually excited,” stated Sharon Bellamy-Thompson, 50, a fish vendor within the capital Bridgetown who remembers being about eight and seeing the monarch on a go to.

 

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“As I get older and older, I began to marvel what this queen actually means for me and for my nation. It didn’t make any sense,” she stated. “Having a feminine Barbadian president will probably be nice.”

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