Barbados Breaks Ties With Queen Elizabeth, Honors Rihanna

November 30, 2021

A 21-gun salute, the country’s first president and a billionaire mogul were honored as Barbados sheds the last remaining vestiges of their colonial bonds to Britain. The island-nation, which is now a republic, held a grand ceremony removing Queen Elizabeth II as monarch and installing the first-ever president to preside over Barbados, Sandra Mason. Rihanna also received one of her native country’s highest honors. Inside Edition Digital’s Stephanie Officer has the details.

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