When King Charles is expected to lose the first realm of his reign

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King Charles could have one less country where he is head of state come 2025.

Jamaica is set to remove the King as its head of state by next year.

The country’s state foreign minister, Alando Terrelonge, said the move will allow Jamaica to be “truly liberated” after the country was under the rule of the British monarchy for 350 years.

In an exclusive interview with The Independent, he said: “We remain hopeful that by 2025 we would have completed those reforms and removed the British monarch as the head of our democracy.”

Terrelonge added that “notwithstanding it being a figurehead and that real power resides with the government of Jamaica and the people of Jamaica.”

He also remarked: “I’ve always maintained that we owe it to our ancestors who fought and died so that we could be free, we owe it to the framers of our constitution, the work done by our national heroes, for Jamaica to now walk as truly liberated and independent.”

In 2022, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced Jamaica’s intentions to remove the monarch as head of state while the Prince and Princess of Wales were in the country on a royal tour.

To succeed in becoming a republic, the Constitution of Jamaica Bill must be passed by both houses of Parliament with a two-thirds vote. A referendum will then follow where the majority of people who are registered to vote will choose whether or not to become a republic.

The next general election in Jamaica is in 2025.

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Brittani Barger
Brittani is from the United States and has been researching, writing and reporting on the royals for over a decade. Successfully gaining exclusives and interviews with royals across the globe, Brittani left her role as an editor for another news site to help bring you Royal News. She's been seen on BBC World, WION News and other news programs to discuss the royal families.

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