Letter: Royal roots in Scotland

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Sir: The powerful mystique of the Stone of Scone is entirely due to its association with monarchy ("Major tries royal magic to appease the Scots" 4 July).

It should be remembered that our present Queen descends from King Kenneth MacAlpine of Scotland and from Robert the Bruce, as well as Edward 1. It was the accession of her ancestor James VI of Scotland to the English throne as James I that eventually, and peacefully, combined the two kingdoms.

JENNIFER MILLER

London SW15

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