“Time for the rest of the world to follow their lead, including the UK.”
Alex Hughes wrote on the social media platform: “Fingers crossed that he’ll get to witness a similar ceremony here. #EndTheMonarchy #AbolishTheMonarchy”
Similarly, David Bowater tweeted: “I hope someday soon we’ll be waking up in a republic like the folks over in Barbados are this morning.”
Alistair McDowall also wrote: “I would fully support a referendum to decide if we even bother crowning another monarch once Elizabeth’s reign ends.
“A ridiculous anachronism that has long since passed its use-by date.
“I would definitely be voting no.”
Erika Lopez tweeted: “The UK is next to drop the Monarchy!!”
Others, however, expressed their belief the Crown will continue to play a key role in the UK for years to come.
Replying to Ms Lopez, a Twitter user with the nickname MyOpinion wrote: “No, it isn’t.”
Another, James Stirling, commented on news of Barbados becoming a republic saying: “[The Queen] will always be the queen of the United Kingdom, God save her.”
A YouGov poll in May showed a growth in the number of republicans among young people when compared to data gathered in 2019.
The pollster said 41 percent of those polled aged between 18 and 24 thought there should be an elected head of state compared to 31 percent who supported the monarchy.
Two years ago, 46 percent of the people polled in this age bracket had spoken in favour of the Crown and only 26 percent said they wanted to ditch it.
The overall results of the survey, for which 4,870 UK adults were interviewed, were more encouraging for the Royal Family, with 61 percent of the polled saying they prefer to have a monarch over an elected figure.
Barbados announced in September last year its intention to become a republic and, over the past months, worked speedily to make the necessary changes in its constitution.
Its Parliament also elected the country’s first president, Sandra Mason, who had previously represented the Queen in Barbados as her Governor-General.
The Caribbean island chose to ditch the Crown on the 55th anniversary of its independence from Britain.
Prince Charles attended the ceremony sanctioning the new republic held in Bridgetown as the Queen’s representative and future head of the Commonwealth, of which Barbados continues to be a member.
During the event, Charles spoke about the “appalling atrocity of slavery” in Britain’s past.
“From the darkest days of our past, and the appalling atrocity of slavery, which forever stains our history, the people of this island forged their path with extraordinary fortitude.
“Emancipation, self-government and Independence were your way-points.
“Freedom, justice and self-determination have been your guides.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK