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The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation.
Stacks of No ballots in the historic vote
Britain's leaders had argued successfully that Scots are better off staying part of the United Kingdom with England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
If the Scots had voted to break away from the UK, the Queen (shown above) may have needed a visa to travel from London to Balmoral Castle (shown below), her palatial estate in Scotland.
Prince William and Duchess Kate, with Prince George of Cambridge, shown arriving ‘down under’ at the start their three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand. It is their first official trip overseas with their son, who's about 8 months.
Judging from the photo above, Kate has chosen to ignore admonition from the Queen about wearing garments that show the knees.
This Getty photo shows an employee of the Ashmolean museum in the UK inspecting a sculpture by Henry Moore entitled 'King and Queen' during its installation in the museum prior to a major exhibition of works by Francis Bacon and Henry Moore.