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Posted By: GUEST,Allan Con
23-Dec-10 - 12:14 PM
Thread Name: Burns lyric query - 'And All That"
Subject: RE: Burns lyric query
"The logical thing would be to use the highest number that applies."

I think that is the position of the palace which they stated after the hullabaloo and legal case in Scotland in the 50s when the present monarch took the title Elizabeth II. Both Jim's and you own point about ut being Anglo-centric still stand though. One can imagine let's say william and kate's son being called Edward - but I doubt very much whether he'd ever be called David, Robert or Alexander. I wonder how the English would take to an Alexander IV?