In this Saturday June 30, 2007 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits with Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond during the ceremonial opening of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish estate at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence _ and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well. Should the Yes campaign succeed on Thursday Sept. 18, 2014, the signs are that the queen would remain the head of state of an independent Scotland _ much in the same way she is the monarch of 15 countries from Jamaica to Canada to the Solomon Islands, regions known as “Commonwealth Realms.” (AP Photo/Andrew Milligan, Pool, File)

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence — and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well.

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