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Media mistake over monarchy

I AM puzzled why the media erroneously call Prince William and Kate Middleton the 'future King and Queen of England'.

The English line died out in 1603 when Elizabeth of England died without issue. King James VI of Scotland then became King of Great Britain, uniting the crowns of Scotland and England.

Scotland has probably got Europe's oldest monarchy, going back to Fergus Mor who died AD501. One day, William and Kate may be on the British throne, but this is not the throne of England.

DONALD J MACLEOD

Aberdeen

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