Mudcat Café message #3059196 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #134391   Message #3059196
Posted By: GUEST,Allan Con
22-Dec-10 - 06:42 AM
Thread Name: Burns lyric query - 'And All That"
Subject: RE: Burns lyric query
"The present royal family have no historic connections to any British/Scotish line - remember importing William of Orange? I think he was Dutch."

I think you need to read up on your history a bit. The present monarch is not descended from William of Orange. Even if she had been he (William of Orange) was a son of Mary Stuart who was the eldest daughter of Charles I. William was also married to another Mary Stuart who was a daughter of James Vii of Scotland ii of England.

Suggesting the present monarch has no historic connections to the English or Scottish lineage is fantasy stuff.