Barbados to drop Queen Elizabeth II as head of state


Of England loses her standing in one country. Simon Ellen reports Barbados says it intends to replace Britain's Queen Elizabeth as its head of state. Caribbean island's governor general argues it's time we left our colonial past behind formerly part of the British Empire, Barbados gained independence 54 years ago. Ah, host of former colonies have already dropped the queen and become Republics. Although she remains head of state for more than a dozen nations, including Canada. Andi Australia, the

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