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Barbados PM Mia Mottley: ‘King Charles III has been a man ahead of his time’

By France24
17 September 2022   |   3:35 pm
Queen Elizabeth II passed away last week after reigning for 70 years over a Commonwealth of Nations that included Barbados until November 2021, when the country became a republic. In an interview with FRANCE 24, Prime Minister Mia Mottley said the queen "did extraordinary well as the head of the United Kingdom and, indeed, as head of the Commonwealth".

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