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Barbados deposed Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State in a ceremony attended by Prince Charles and Rihanna

Yesterday was a historic day for Barbados and the world, as the island nation eliminated Queen Elizabeth II as the head of state and become the head of the world Latest republic!

Prince Charles traveled to Barbados for a transitional ceremony, in which he gave a speech acknowledging “the darkest days of our past” and the “horrible brutality of slavery”.

Britain’s role in the Caribbean slave trade, he said, “forever stains our history.”

He also paid tribute to the way the people of Barbados have “forged their way with extraordinary courage,” adding, “Liberation, self-governance and independence are your paths. Freedom, justice and self-determination are your guides. ”

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The Prince of Wales looked on as the Royal Standard was lowered for the last time in the capital Bridgetown, with a 21-gun salute just after midnight marking the next chapter for Barbados.

Midnight is also the time when the former Governor-General of Barbados, Sandra Mason, is inaugurated as the first president of the new republic.

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The Ordination of Barbados’ Most Famous Daughter Rihanna declared the pop star the national hero of Barbados.

Prime Minister Mia Mottley told her, “May you continue to shine like a diamond” —a reference to Rihanna’s 2021 hit single ‘Diamonds’.

She continued, “On behalf of a grateful nation, but an even prouder nation, we therefore present to you the designee of Barbados’ national hero, Ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty.”

Rihanna looked stunning in an orange silk halter dress by Bottega Veneta.

Next, The Queen watched the christenings of her two grandchildren during a rare royal christening at Windsor

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