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Monday to be observed as National Holiday to honor Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

It has been confirmed following the weekly Cabinet meeting that Monday, September 19th, will be observed in Belize as a national holiday in honor of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. The late British monarch was Belize’s Head of State and passed away on September 8th. Her eldest son Prince Charles ascended to the throne, becoming the United Kingdom’s King and Head of State of Belize and the Commonwealth.

The future of the British monarchy in Belize; will Belize remove the Queen?

Unlike Belize, where Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state, close allies like Barbados have moved away from this system and cut ties with the British crown. As reports indicate Jamaica is next in line to ax Her Majesty from their government, the question among Belizeans now is whether Belize will follow suit. Prime Minister Honourable Dr. John Briceño commented on this inquiry, hinting that if anything relating to the matter takes place in the country, it will first involve the opinion of the Belizean public.

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 70 years in the British monarchy and head of the Commonwealth

On Monday, February 7th, royal gun salutes echoed in London and Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, marking Queen Elizabeth II's 70th year on the throne. The celebration dubbed 'Platinum Jubilee' celebrates the 95-year-old British royal, who has become the world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch. As per the Royal Family's web portal, the historic Platinum Jubilee celebrations will span throughout the UK, the Commonwealth of which Belize is part of, and worldwide. The Queen is Belize's official Head of State, represented by Governor General Froyla Tzalam. 

Froyla Tzalam sworn in as Belize’s new Governor General

Thursday, May 27th, will go into the history books as the day that Belize installed its third and first Indigenous American Governor General in the Commonwealth, Froyla Tzalam. The historic moment took place at the House of Culture, where Tzalam was sworn in as the new representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II-Belize’s Head of State.

Commonwealth Day celebrated around the globe

The aim is to celebrate the unity, diversity and links of the modern Commonwealth and to foster greater understanding of the Commonwealth’s achievements and role.

New High Commissioner for Belize assumes duties in UK

Press Release - Belmopan - November 21st, 2012 - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Belize, received Her Excellency Ms. Perla Perdomo in a...

Prince Harry ends tour in Belize with a visit to Xunantunich

Prince Harry visited Belize with a whirlwind of activity that took him from dancing in the streets to the ancient ruins of Xunantunich. The Happy Prince was able to take in the culture and natural beauty that Belize has to offer.

Prince Harry will visit Belize: Royal Family plans for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee unveiled!

The Royal Family in England has announced that members of the royal family will be visiting various parts of the world in 2012 as...