Why are some countries rethinking ties with the British monarchy? | TV Shows

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The UK is celebrating its longest-reigning monarch with 4 days of pomp and pageantry.

The festivities mark Queen Elizabeth the Second’s historic Platinum Jubilee.

However even because the 96-year outdated is well known at house, the milestone has renewed debate in some nations about whether or not to sever ties with the UK’s royalty.

The Queen is head of the Commonwealth which is made up of 54 impartial nations. Practically all of them have been as soon as underneath British rule.

Along with the UK, she can be monarch of 14 nations. However a number of Caribbean nations similar to Jamaica and the Bahamas have indicated they need to half methods with the Queen.

They’re contemplating eradicating her as their head of state. That may be a transfer Barbados made final yr, saying it was time to go away its colonial previous behind.

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra

Friends:

Philip Murphy – Director of historical past and coverage, Institute of Historic Analysis

Renee Landell – Doctoral researcher in Caribbean research, Royal Holloway, College of London

Patrick Gathara – Political commentator