If Scotland bolts the U.K., what happens to the royals?

September 17, 2014 8:33 PM

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As Scotland's independence referendum on Friday draws nearer, alarms are going off on both sides of the Atlantic about the possible breakup of the United Kingdom.

Even Queen Elizabeth II — the ultimate above-all-politics monarch — is taking a stand. Though careful, subtle and mild, her comments were instantly seized upon by the No campaign desperate to keep Scotland from bolting after 300 years of legal union and 400 years of royal union.

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