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Old 17th July 2012, 11:33
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Which it's mostly inhabited by...
So the Queen, who was born at 17 Bruton Street, Mayfair, in the City of Westminster, central London, to a Scottish mother, is foreign?
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Old 17th July 2012, 14:05
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i agree.....you dont much more Britishness than Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
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So the Queen, who was born at 17 Bruton Street, Mayfair, in the City of Westminster, central London, to a Scottish mother, is foreign?
Well, her mother wasn't Scottish either, was she? Nor were her parents.

But that whole mythology of the queen mum (always followed by "god bless 'er) was very useful propaganda for the "Sunday Post" type of thing, and useful in trying to make Scots feel they were somehow part of it all. Actually, had I been a coal mine worker in the industry that gave great wealth to that family, I really would not enjoy this idiotic kow-towing to royalty. Oh wait, I still don't.

All a nonsense, of course. I suppose the "Sunday Post" still exists, but then there is thon nice prophecy from Tom Nairn ...

The day will come.
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i agree.....you dont much more Britishness than Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
And actually changing your name from "Battenberg" to "Mountbatten" looks a bit sneaky too.

One involves a cake, not a very good cake, admittedly, but a cake nonetheless, while the other just indicates a rude and often racist waste of space.
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Old 18th July 2012, 16:58
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Well, her mother wasn't Scottish either, was she? Nor were her parents.
Her mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, was Scottish.

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Her mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, was Scottish.
True, she was the daughter of Lord Glamis (aka Earl of Strathmore) and I believe she always thought of herself as Scottish.
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Old 22nd July 2012, 18:35
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The parents of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon were not Scottish either.

As to what she "believed", I think she mainly believed in "another G & T please".
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