Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Jamaica’s new head of state, King Charles III, officially met for the first time today.

Holness was among five Commonwealth Prime Minister with whom King Charles held audience.

The others, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese, Prime Minister of the Bahamas Philip Davis, and Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern.

During the meeting, Prime Minister Holness told King Charles his mother was a wonderful person for whom Jamaicans have a deep love and respect.

The Royal Family’s YouTube Channel did not publish the rest of the conversation between King Charles and Prime Minister Holness.

Prime Minister Holness along with Governor General Sir Patrick Allen are in the United Kingdom ahead of the Queen’s funeral set for this Monday.

King Charles’ meeting with the world leaders comes amid renewed republicanism.

Bahamas’ Prime Minister Davis has indicated his country’s intention to put the issue of the monarch remaining head of state to a referendum.