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Queen Elizabeth II to be dropped as monarch by Barbados

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  • September 25, 2020
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Queen Elizabeth II to be dropped as monarch by Barbados

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations

In news

  • Queen Elizabeth II, who is the head of state in the UK and 15 other Commonwealth realms will be dropped as monarch by Barbados in 2021.

Key takeaways

  • Barbados aims to complete the process of becoming a republic before its 55th anniversary of independence from Britain, in November 2021.
  • With this, it will become the first country in almost three decades to sever ties with the British royal family and become a republic.

Do you know?

  • Barbados, a former British colony, gained its independence in 1966. 
  • Although it is an independent state, Queen Elizabeth remains its constitutional head.
  • It shall remain a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • Commonwealth of Nations is the 54-nation club of mostly former British colonies which is led by the Queen, and includes India.

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