Queen Elizabeth responds after Barbados drops her as head of state
ISLAMABAD: After Barbados announced its decision to remove Queen Elizabeth II as the head of state in 2021, the Palace has issued a statement.
Buckingham Palace spokesperson said on behalf of the Queen that the decision of dropping the monarch as the head of state and becoming a republic was a matter for Barbados.
"This is a matter for the government and people of Barbados,” said the spokesperson.
The announcement was made by the Caribbean nation’s
Governor-General, Sandra Mason on Tuesday who said during a speech that "the time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind."
It was further announced that the country will become a republic by the time it marks its 55th independence anniversary from the British empire in November next year.