Prince Charles has described slavery as an “appalling atrocity” and something “which forever stains” the UK’s history.
London: Prince Charles has described slavery as an “appalling atrocity” and something “which forever stains” the UK’s history.
Speaking at a ceremony marking Barbados’ transition to a republic, Prince Charles opened up on the period of the UK’s past as its “darkest days”, while insisting the “creation of this republic offers a new beginning,” Female First reported.
“The creation of this Republic offers a new beginning, but it also marks a point on a continuum, a milestone on the long road you have not only travelled, but which you have built. From the darkest days of our past, and the appalling atrocity of slavery, which forever stains our history, the people of this island forged their path with extraordinary fortitude,” he said.
“Emancipation, self-government and Independence were your way-points. Freedom, justice and self-determination have been your guides. Your long journey has brought you to this moment, not as your destination, but as a vantage point from which to survey a new horizon,” he added.
first published:Dec. 1, 2021, 5 a.m.