Elizabeth II, Queen of Scotland
The Queen kept her counsel on the issue although it was widely reported several times that she was eager to see the union remain. Her only public came at Crathie Church last week when she said she hoped voters would think carefully. She also put back the traditional Balmoral Ball by one day to allow everyone who wanted to vote a chance to cast their ballot. But we will hear her thoughts later on when she makes a statement on the referendum and its result. It will be as diplomatic as everything the Queen does. But there will be relief in the palaces of England and Scotland that the two crowns that came together in 1603 remain together - on the say of the people.