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Prince Charles visits Barbados for the creation of a republic

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Britain’s Prince Charles flew to Barbados as the Caribbean nation prepares for a celebration that marked the founding of a republic.

The celebration will begin late on Monday and extend into Tuesday, when Sandra Mason will be inaugurated as the country’s first president to serve as a largely symbolic figure behind Prime Minister Mia Mottley.

Barbados gained independence from Britain in 1966 but has retained Queen Elizabeth as its official sovereign. She will be replaced by a Barbadian president in an inauguration ceremony to be held when the country celebrates independence.

Prince Charles will give a speech shortly on Tuesday, saying that much of the relationship between the two nations will remain the same, including the innumerable connections between the people of the countries through which admiration and affection, cooperation and cooperation flow.

Britain’s Prince Charles speaks with Barbados’s incoming president Sandra Mason as he arrives at Grantley Adam’s airport to attend events marking the Caribbean island’s transition to the birth of a new republic, Bridgetown.

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