Gaston Browne, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, has assured Prince Edward that his country will not secede from the British monarchy until Queen Elizabeth continues to serve as monarch, according to British media reports.
Reports say the prime minister told the queen’s youngest son and his wife Sophie that their country intends to become a republic in the future.
In a meeting with the royal couple, he said his country has no immediate plans while the Queen reigns.
Browne also spoke to Edward and Sophie about the importance of Britain paying reparations to former colonies.
Edward and Sophie are visiting the Caribbean to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee.
Queen Elizabeth’s son, Prince Charles, will succeed his mother as king. The queen recently announced that Charles’s wife, Duchess Camilla, would be the next queen consort.