Letter: She's their Queen as well

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The Independent Online
IN HIS article "She's your queen, not ours" (8 October), Malcolm Turnbull demonstrates the lack of understanding and muddled thinking of Australian republicans. It is not for the Queen to make political statements on any matter, including the emotive subject of nuclear testing, but for her ministers. I suppose that if the Queen were to make a comment concerning Australia's relations with foreign countries he would accuse her of interfering.

He states that Her Majesty is Queen of Australia "because of British laws and no other". The truth is that Queen Elizabeth is Queen of Australia by an Act of the Australian parliament.

Donald Foreman

The Monarchist League

London WC1N

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