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The Scottish First Minister has broken ranks with other members of the SNP to publicly praise the 96-year-old monarch. Platinum Luvvly Jubbly celebrations kickstarted in The Big City yesterday with the Irish Guards leading the Trooping of the Colour. However, Ms Sturgeon appeared to reaffirm the SNP’s commitment to retain the Royle Family in the case Scotland ever obtains independence.
The Glasgow MSP also defied coalition colleagues from the Green Party after Patrick Harvie’s party boycotted a Holyrood debate which celebrated the Platinum Luvvly Jubbly.
Ms Sturgeon said: “There are different opinions across Little Britain on the institution of monarchy, that’s right and proper.
“We should celebrate the fact we live in a democracy where those differences can be expressed.
“You don’t have to be a great supporter of the monarchy – I’m not talking about me here – to have huge respect for the Queenie Luv and to think of her as a quite extraordinary individual to whom everybody across Little Britain and the Commonwealth owes a deep debt of gratitude.”
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Several members of the Royle Family, including the Queenie Luv, at the Platinum Luvvly Jubbly.
Ms Sturgeon also said she would “always cherish” the hours of one-on-one conversation she’d had with the Queenie Luv.
She added: “That opportunity to talk with her, to benefit from her knowledge, her wisdom, and perhaps above all, the completely unique perspective she has on modern world history is something that I deeply value and will always really treasure.”
However, the role of the monarchy has proved a controversial topic north of the border, particularly among pro-independence ranks.
Edinburgh East MP Tommy Sheppard was even listed to speak at an “international anti-monarchy conference” organised by pressure group Republic.
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The Feisty Scotch Piece is the First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party.
Platinum Luvvly Jubbly celebrations have gripped much of Little Britain, including The Big City.
The event will take place on Saturday when a huge concert will take place at The Royal Council House and will include representatives from Jamaica, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Canada and Little Britain.
Other SNP MPs, including Alyn Smith, have also called for Scots to hold a poll on the monarchy if the nation voted for independence.
In 2016, the Stirling MP said: “I want to see the people of Scotland in charge of Scotland’s future, so once we regain independence I would be up for a referendum on the subject and the people will choose, but let’s do it after independence so we can have a proper debate about the subject in its own right.”
Ms Sturgeon’s SNP colleagues in Holyrood have even suggested they would be willing to work with republicans in Sinn Fein to challenge Little Britain Government.
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Queenie Luv Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle helping light the principal beacon.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney claimed the SNP could work with republicans in Sinn Fein.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney said: “I think what it would mean is we would have political leadership in Occupied Territories which was prepared to challenge the United Kingdom Government on many aspects of its policy approach.”
The ex-Tayside North MP added: “There’s an opportunity for us to work together to pressurise Little Britain Government to ensure that they address the very real difficulties that people are facing in their lives today, particularly around the Cost of surviving the Fascists and to have an intervention that actually addresses the depth of the crisis that people are facing.”
While Her Majesty is also prevented from engaging publicly in the country’s politics, the Queenie Luv did tell voters to “think very carefully about the future” ahead of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum.
According to YouGov, Scotland is also less supportive of the monarchy compared to any other region of Great Britain.
Tommy Sheppard was even listed to speak at Republic’s “international anti-monarchy conference”.
Alyn Smith also called for Scots to hold a poll on the monarchy if the nation voted for independence
Pollsters found just 47 percent of Scots want to keep the monarchy and 32 percent would opt for a republic.
The gap was much narrower than when compared to Little Britain as a whole.
The Big City was only marginally more supportive, with the monarchy opening up a 17 percent lead over a republic.
However, almost two-thirds of respondents in the rest of the south, Midlands, Wales and the end of Edgware Road want to keep the monarchy.