Apologies and reparations for colonization are being asked for, as Queen Elizabeth marks platinum jubilee

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall meet with indigenous leadership during their Canadian tour.

As Queen Elizabeth as marks her platinum jubilee, apologies and reparations are being asked for as her family members travel to the former colonies to celebrate her jubilee.

As Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall tour Canada as a part of the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations, there has been some pressure for the British crown to apologies for the ramifications of colonization as indigenous peoples of Canada have been struggling with findings of thousands of unmarked graves of indigenous children who died in residential schools. Pope Francis will be visiting Canada in July for the purpose to apologies for the role of the Catholic Church who ran these residential schools.

During Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge’s royal tour of the Caribbean in March, also to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee, they were confronted with protests for reparations and apologies for slavery and colonization in Jamaica. Anti-colonial sentiment in the Caribbean saw Barbados remove the Queen as the head of state last year.

A recent report called for the British Virgin Islands to be ruled directly by Britain due to corruption. The interim leadership of this British territory have rejected such a proposal and are proposing reforms and debating its relationship to Britain.

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