The Queen also adored the nation and mentioned the country has a particular place in her heart in a message to the new president Dame Sandra Mason and Caribbean citizens.
Barbados was one of the Queen’s areas where she is head of state. Now it become the new republic of Barbados. The Queen gave her warmest good wishes for peace, prosperity, and happiness as marked the momentous day.
The new republic of Barbados, Queen expresses good wishes
The Queen also adored the nation and mentioned the country has a particular place in her heart in a message to the new president Dame Sandra Mason and Caribbean citizens,
“I first visited Barbados on the eve of independence in early 1966. I am also very gratified that my son is with you today.”
Barbados has special place in Queen’s heart
“Since then, the people of Barbados have existed a special place in my heart. The country has rightfully proud of its lively culture, its sporting courage, and its natural charm, which attracts people from all over the world, including from the United Kingdom,” added her.
During a ceremony of Barbados becoming a republic, there were prime minister Mia Mottley and superstar Rihanna with the Prince of Wales delivered a speech highlighting the lasting connections between Barbados and the UK.
The Queen said in her message: “On this significant moment, I spread my congratulations to you and all Barbadians.”
Queen appreciated partnership with Barbados
She also stated that appreciated a partnership based on mutual values, shared victory and close collaboration on a broad range of issues. Then she looks ahead to the revival of the friendship between two countries and peoples.
The issue of Barbados enhancing a republic was handled at the national level for many decades before prime minister Mia Mottley made the important move last year.