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Barbados removes Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, becomes republic

CA, 30 Nov 2021
Barbados is entering a new era, as the former British colony officially becomes a republic after removing Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. It is the first commonwealth country in nearly three decades to declare itself a republic.

The split is amicable though, with Prince Charles also flying to Barbados to watch it happen.

Global's Redmond Shannon explains why Barbados is severing ties with the monarchy and why not everyone is so keen on the historic step.

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