The Government of Barbados has announced plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state.
The decision was taken last year when a government statement said, “The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind.”
Quoting a palace source, BBC reported that the idea “was not out of the blue” and “has been mooted and publicly talked about many times.”
Prime Minister, Mia Mottley explained that Barbadians preferred a Barbadian head of state.
The process of Queen Elizabeth’s removal would be complete in November 21 when the nation marks the 55th anniversary of independence from Britain.
“This is the ultimate statement of confidence in who we are and what we are capable of achieving,”
Buckingham Palace in it’s reaction to the development notes the decision remains a matter for the government and people of Barbados.