Report Scotland, Independence, Prosperity, Oil in House prices and the economy Posted November 15, 2007 We share the same crown. That happened before the act of union. Independence won't stop us having the same head of state.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_I_of_England http://www.snp.org/independence/questions/constitution/queen Yep. Nobody is suggesting Canada's military equipment belongs to Britain are they? If the Union does break up then there will be a division of army hardware between the successor states. And lets face it if Scotland goes it alone Wales and Northern Ireland won't be far behind. To regard the queen as soley the "Queen of England" is to misunderstand her constitutional role and the relationship between the thrones of the 2 countries. If Scotland goes her own way she'll be Queen Elizabeth the First of Scotland. At least until they become a republic. Then it'll be President Rab C Nesbit III or something.