Barbados has announced that it plans to remove the Queen as head of state.
The Caribbean island said it wants “full sovereignty” before the 55th anniversary of its independence from the UK in November 2021.
Buckingham Palace and Downing Street said it was a decision for the nation’s people and Government, led by Prime Minister Mia Mottley.
But palace sources said the idea was not new, adding: “It has been publicly talked about many times.”
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September 17, 2020