HC Deb 15 July 1901 vol 97 c440
MR. BLACK (Banffshire)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, in view of the fact that it has been found necessary to revise the Royal Title to meet the claims of the colonies, whether the Government will in this connection give due weight to the claims of Scotland in such manner as to bring His Most Gracious Majesty's Title into due conformity with the history of the United Kingdom.


I cannot admit that there is any disconformity in His Most Gracious Majesty's title with the history of the United Kingdom. I have already explained to the hon. Member as to the precedent in the case of His Majesty King William IV. But, apart from precedent, the argument of the hon. Member that the title of Edward VII. is tantamount to an admission by His Majesty's Scottish subjects that the claims of Edward I. of England over the Kingdom of Scotland were well founded, seems to me to be an assumption that is alike at variance with fact, with grammar, and with the battle of Bannockburn.