The Caribbean state of Barbados officially became a republic on November 30
National Heroes' Square in Bridgetown, the Queen's standard was lowered. This was announced on Tuesday, November 30, TASS reports.
The country's president, Sandra Mason, who was elected in October, took office, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain will no longer be the ruler of the island.
“I swear to be loyal to Barbados, in accordance with the law, I will serve Barbados honestly as President. God help me, “Mason said during her inauguration speech.
The guest of the ceremony was the heir to the British throne, Prince Charles of Wales.
In September, it was reported that the parliament of Barbados approved an amendment to the constitution , which deprives the Queen of Great Britain Elizabeth II of the status of the ruler of the island.
Barbados has been a colony of Great Britain since 1627 and gained independence in 1966. The head of state was considered the Queen of Great Britain, represented by the Governor General. Barbados is located in the Caribbean and has a population of about 300,000.