Barbados has become the first country to ditch the Queen as its head of state in nearly 30 years.
As of today (November 30), Barbados will officially become a republic.
The nation held a ceremony to give Queen Elizabeth II a formal farewell.
Prime Minister Mia Mottley said:
“The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind. Barbadians want a Barbadian head of state,”
“This is the ultimate statement of confidence in who we are and what we are capable of achieving.”
Prince Charles flew to Barbados in place of The Queen for the ceremony, and spoke to the large crowd.
The Prince of Wales told them:
“As your constitutional status changes, it was important to me that I should join you to reaffirm those things which do not change.
“For example, the close and trusted partnership between Barbados and the United Kingdom as vital members of the Commonwealth.”