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Queen Of England to be removed as the Head of State in Barbados come 2021

Barbados has announced its intention to get rid of the Queen as its head of state and become a republic come 2021.

The Caribbean Island said it wants "full sovereignty" by the time it celebrates its 55th anniversary of independence from the united kingdom in November 2021.

A speech written by Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley quoted its first premier Errol Barrow who warned against "loitering on colonial premises.

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Reading the speech,

Barbados' governor-general Dame Sandra Mason said: "The time has come to completely leave our colonial past behind.

Barbadians need a Barbadian head of state.

"This is the ultimate statement of confidence in who we are and what we are capable of achieving.

"Hence, Barbados will take subsequent logical step toward full sovereignty and become a republic by the time we celebrate our 55th anniversary of independence."

Reacting in a short statement, Buckingham Palace said Barbados' intention to get rid of the Queen as head of state and become a republic is a "matter" for the Caribbean nation. 

Asked to discuss the Commonwealth country's plans a palace spokesman said: "This is a matter for the govt and other people of Barbados.

Barbados gained its independence from Britain in 1966, though the Queen remains its constitutional monarch.

Barbados would join Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica and Guyana if it proceeds with its decide to become a republic

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