Barbados becomes world's newest Republic, removes UK's Queen as head

December 01, 2021 10:34 AM

The island nation of Barbados on Monday night officially removed Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and became the world's newest Republic nation.

Dame Sandra Mason was sworn in as Barbados' first President as it snapped its colonial ties, nearly 400 years after the first English ships arrived at the Caribbean island. Prince Charles attended the transition ceremony.

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