David Cameron has boasted that he persuaded the Queen to intervene to help thwart the growing momentum for Scottish independence.
During the final weeks of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum the YES side was beginning to edge ahead. A Sunday Times poll had given YES a shock slender lead.
Cameron says there were then conversations with the Queen's private secretary. Following this the Queen made a public comment outside the church at Balmoral. She said she hoped Scots would "think very carefully about the future."
Her words were then seized upon by the faltering NO campaign who claimed that it was a warning about the risks of "going it alone" (Times 19/9/19).
The Scottish Republican Socialist Movement notes that the Queen's intervention was therefore deliberate and partisan. It shows again how nonsensical it is to talk of the monarchy being "above politics."