The Government of Barbados has announced plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state.
The impeachment process for Queen Elizabeth will be completed on November 21, when the nation celebrates the 55th anniversary of independence from Great Britain.
The decision was made last year when a government statement said: “The time has come to completely leave our colonial past behind.”
Prime Minister Mia Mottley said Barbadians wanted a Barbadian head of state.
In reaction to the announcement, Buckingham Palace said it was a matter for the government and people of Barbados.
Citing a palace source, the BBC reported that the idea “did not come out of nowhere” and “has been publicly discussed and discussed many times.”