World’s newest republic, Barbados, declared itself the world’s newest republic

Bridgetown: 30 November 2021: Barbados has formally declared itself the world’s newest republic, removing Queen Elizabeth II as head of state.
During the ceremony on November 30, the Royal Standard flag representing the queen was lowered, and the governor-general, Dame Sandra Mason, was sworn in as the Caribbean island nation’s first president.
Barbados severed its last remaining colonial bonds nearly 400 years after the first English ships arrived at the Caribbean island.
The birth of the republic comes 55 years to the day after Barbados declared its independence.
The last time the Queen was removed as head of state was in 1992, when the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius proclaimed itself a republic.
Elizabeth II is still Queen of 15 other realms including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and Jamaica.

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