On Monday, November 19, Barbados officially became a republic, finally breaking away from the United Kingdom after some four centuries of subjugation to the British sovereign. A transition that took place in the presence of Prince Charles, but also the singer Rihanna, originally from the island.
Elizabeth II has just lost one of the jewels in her crown. After four centuries of subjugation to the British sovereign, Barbados officially became a republic after the swearing-in of the first president in the history of the island, Sandra Mason. Independent of the United Kingdom since 1966, Barbados had remained under a British protectorate, and will nevertheless remain a member of the Commonwealth organization, as Boris Johnson recalled. To attend this moving handover of power, Prince Charles had made the trip, where he recognized in particular “the appalling atrocity of slavery” during colonization on the island, all under the watchful eye … of Rihanna.
Indeed, the singer, chosen as extraordinary ambassador of her native island in 2018, attended the ceremony, where she obviously crossed the path of the crown prince, who did not remain unmoved in front of her. It must be said that for the occasion, the interpreter of Umbrella was lovely in an orange dress close to the body signed Bottega Veneta. A rigorous outfit to be awarded this time the title of national heroine, to get “makes the whole world dream with its quest for excellence, its creativity, its discipline and above all its extraordinary commitment to its land of origin”, said Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley.
Prince Charles accused of racism ahead of Barbados trip
A new title for Rihanna, who thus stands out as the new queen of Barbados, somewhat forgetting the recent accusations of racism brought against Prince Charles. In Brothers And Wives: Inside The Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan, Christopher Andersen unveils a conversation that allegedly took place between the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles, on the day of Harry and Meghan’s engagement, November 27, 2017. “I wonder what their children will be like”, he reportedly asked his wife, referring to the color of their skin. A question “without ulterior motives” according to the author of the book, but which somewhat irritated Prince Charles who decided to contact the lawyers of the royal family to take legal action on any accusations of racism on his part.