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16 Sep 2020

Barbados drops Queen and says it is becoming a republic

Reporter

Barbados has set out plans to become a republic, removing the Queen as head of state.

The Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason called it the next logical step towards full sovereignty, and referenced a famous quote by the country’s first prime minister – who had warned against “loitering on colonial premises”.

Buckingham Palace said it was a matter for the Commonwealth country’s government and people.

Ayshah Tull reports.