Queen Elizabeth re­sponds af­ter Bar­ba­dos drops her as head of state

Daily Messenger - - Internatio­nal -

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.

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