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Prince of Wales to attend Barbados ceremony to ditch monarchy and its ‘colonial past’

06 Nov 2021 2 minutes Read
Prince Charles. Picture by Arnaud Bouissou (CC0 1.0).

The Prince of Wales is due to be the guest of honour at a ceremony in Barbados which will ensure that he is never their Head of State.

On November 30, Sandra Mason, the island’s governor-general dame, will be sworn in as the new head of state, replacing the Queen.

She will begin her new role as president on the 55th anniversary of the country’s independence from Britain in 1966. The country will aso replace the Queen’s portrait on the Barbadian dollar bill.

“Having attained independence over half a century ago, our country can be in no doubt about its capacity for self-governance,” she said in July.

“The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind.”

Prince Charles will travel to the island Caribbean country later this month to mark Barbados becoming a republic and will deliver a speech acknowledging the end of an era for the British monarchy, while emphasising the country’s continued Commonwealth links.

Clarence House said that his presence demonstrated the Royal family’s continued loyalty and appreciation of the Commonwealth country as part of the “family of nations”.

The remaining former colonies over which the Queen is head of state are Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.

Jamaica is expected to be the next country to declare itself a republic.

 

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Phil
Phil
21 days ago

Still doing his bit to fight global warming then??

Tabor
Tabor
21 days ago

Cymru wedyn?.

Catherine Hill
Catherine Hill
21 days ago

I tell you what…If he does good at this one, we will invite him round for or one. One of the benefits of Independence for Cymru is that ol’ Vonny Prince Charlie Boi here won’t have to fly on a huge fossil fuel using aeroplane to attend, better for the environment and better for the exchequer too. As we say ’round my way, baragin la!

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
21 days ago

Now if he only knew somebody with an ocean going yacht he could do a Greta and hitch a ride…

hdavies15
hdavies15
21 days ago

Complete and utter duplicious waster. All that nonsense last week about the environment and then off he goes on yet another bustin’ urgent bit of royal “business”. Make it worthwhile Charlie, stay there !

Mr Williams
Mr Williams
21 days ago

Llongyfarchiadau Barbados!

Helen Lewis
Helen Lewis
21 days ago

Private jet or commercial flight? (Never mind, he only eats meat 5 times a week; that’s his contribution to ameliorating climate change. Oh and running his aston martin on whey.

Phil
Phil
20 days ago
Reply to  Helen Lewis

I think he’s taken notice of the campaigning in Scotland and he’s having the car converted to run on kale and will only fly on planes powered by unicorn droppings.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
20 days ago

I expect the Barbadians will enjoy the moment he tells them he will not be the man who would be their King in person, only good manners…if I was one I sure would like to hear it from his lips…I was impressed by Sandra Mason’s charming informality on tv a while back…

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