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From Barbara Miller in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Marilyn and Jim McClear have come prepared for a long day’s wait to see the Queen.
The retired couple from Larkhall, about 70kms from Edinburgh, have secured a prime viewing spot right on the Royal Mile.

They’ve brought their camping chairs with them, some water, and a few sandwiches.

“That’s all we’re allowed,” Jim said.
“None of the hard stuff.”

“I’ve always held the Royal family in high esteem,” Marilyn said.

(ABC News: Barbara Miller)

When Marilyn watched the events unfold on TV over the past few days, she is reminded of when she lost her own mother and grandmother. It’s breaking her heart.

“Princes Anne, she has never been my favourite person, but the grief is etched on that girl’s face, as the King,” she said.

“I think what a lot of people forget was, she was a well-loved mother and grandmother apart for being the Queen.”

Marilyn has firm views on the question of whether the change in monarch will re-invigorate the debate around Scottish independence.

“I think we could tell the rest of the world, everybody in Scotland doesn’t want independence.

We’re proud to be Scottish, proud to be British.”

Marilyn was also proud to be part of the European Union and thinks the UK should have stayed in that union too.

“But there’s nothing we can do about that now”.

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