Earlier today, Prime Minister Andrew Holness held an audience with the new head of state for the country, King Charles III.
The Prime Minister was among the five Commonwealth country leaders that met with King Charles. The others include Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, and Prime Minister of the Bahamas Philip Davis.
During the meeting, Holness relayed to the King that Queen Elizabeth II, his mother, was a glorious woman beloved and respected by the people of Jamaica.
Listen to their exchange below:
The extended version of the conversation between King Charles and Prime Minister Andrew Holness was not shared by the Royal Family’s YouTube. Holness, along with Sir Patrick Allen, the Governor General, are currently in the United Kingdom prior to the funeral for the Queen, which will be held on Monday, September 19, 2022.
The meeting with the world leaders by King Charles occurs in the middle of the resumption of republicanism.