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Thread #131011   Message #2955915
Posted By: Jack the Sailor
31-Jul-10 - 06:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: Is Monarchy Obsolete in the UK?
Subject: RE: BS: Is Monarchy Obsolete in the UK?
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That is just not true. In modern days the present Queen is also Queen in Canada, New Zealand and Australia plus various other places. The UK and Canada are not part of one single kingdom though!<<

I'm from Canada, I sang "God Save the Queen" in assembly in school every morning.

I am quite aware that Canada was never a Kingdom, so the 1 King 1 Kingdom rule certainly never applied. If you are not aware of it, for Canada, New Zealand and Australia it would be 1 Empire, 1 Queen followed by 1 Commonwealth, 3 countries, with 3 heads of state (Governor General in Canada) appointed by local Prime Ministers in the name of the Queen. The Monarch is that in name only in Canada and I presume the same in most of the Commonwealth.

I'm sure that you can find a dictionary supporting the belief that Scotland is a separate country but I can't help but think that that definition was probably written by a Scot.

As for the two kingdoms sharing a king point, it seems pretty silly. A distinction without a difference, perhaps a lie told to protect Scots' feelings.