Veteran royal correspondent Robert Hardman has released a new book, ‘Queen of Our Times, the Life of Elizabeth II’, which discusses how the Queen feels about Scotland and how she would respond to a vote for independence.
And according to Mr Hardman, the Queen would continue the habit of a lifetime and accept the result either way. Mr Hardman told The Times: “Blair speaks about the Queen’s realism and stoicism.
“I think he’s right. She would ready herself for either result. Of course, she would be very sad if the Union came to an end, but if it is the democratic will, I think she will say to herself, ‘If this is what people have voted for, it is my duty to make it work’.”
While the Queen would respect the result of a democratic referendum, the loss of Scotland would surely sting for the Queen and other royals who feel “viscerally Scottish” themselves, he said.