Letter: Divinely wrong

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The Independent Online
Sir, It is hardly surprising that John Major's election in 1992 was considered unimportant by the American news media (letter, 1 November). Many, probably most, Americans believe the Queen governs Britain.

Only last year a columnist in the Washington Post told that paper's readers that government in Britain is based on "the divine right of kings" and offered a quotation from James I in 1607 to prove it.

GEOFFREY PERRET

Beverley, Humberside

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