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The Queen


There has been much speculation that HM The Queen would be displeased should the United Kingdom break up.

Officially she is neutral with regard to the Scottish referendum.

However in her Silver Jubilee address to Parliament in 1977 she made her views pretty clear:

“I number Kings and Queens of England and of Scotland, and Princes of Wales among my ancestors and so I can readily understand these aspirations.

“But I cannot forget that I was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

“Perhaps this Jubilee is a time to remind ourselves of the benefits which union has conferred, at home and in our international dealings, on the inhabitants of all parts of this United Kingdom.”

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