the Governor General of Jamaica, representing in this Caribbean island nation, the British Queen Elizabeth II, refused to wear the Royal insignia, depicting the Archangel St. Michael trampling the dark-skinned Satan.
In his statement, the Governor-General Patrick Allen, the representative of the British monarchy in Jamaica, announced that it was suspending use of personal insignia of the order of St. Michael and St. George because of the “abusive undertone”.
According to the web site of the British Royal family insignia on one side depicts St. Michael and Satan (and on the other side is placed the image of St. George fighting the dragon).
Posted on the web site of the Governor General and selected Allen image shows Satan in the form of a black man, has a green membranous wings and trampled by the foot of the white Archangel. This image recently sparked outrage in Jamaica.
In his statement, the Governor-General Allen said that his rejection of the use of the mark was the result of the recognition of the concerns of “citizens about the image on this coin, and the growing global rejection of the use of the items that normalize the ongoing subjugation of people of color”.
In a statement, the Governor-General said that Patrick Allen sent a letter to the Chancellor of the order of St. Michael and St. George to reconsider the image, suggesting that it was “modified to reflect a comprehensive image of the common humanity of all peoples”.
“the Most distinguished order of Saint Michael and Saint George” was founded in 1818 as the British order of chivalry Georg, Prince of Wales (later king George IV).
According to the Royal web site, the order of St. Michael and St. George recognized and honored for their service overseas or in connection with foreign Affairs and the Commonwealth (for example, there is the work of foreign service officers). Governors-General the Commonwealth of States typically receive the rank of Knight Grand cross or Commander of the order of St Michael and St George or at the beginning or at the end of their tenure in these positions, if the state concerned does not have its own system of awards.
Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica, 2009 approved by Queen Elizabeth II as a knight Grand cross of the order of St Michael and St George.