The 8th December is Mary Queen of Scots' birthday. Mary, a catholic, got her head chopped off. It took a few attempts to do the deed.
Mary's alleged son, James 6th of Scotland, it could be said, was the original United Kingdom amalgamater. He also revised the Bible, issuing his own version. From wiki, (James) " sets out the divine right of kings, explaining that for Biblical reasons kings are higher beings than other men". Freemasonry also appears to be rooted in Scotland.
Last night, Wills 'n Kate attended the basketball in New York, meeting Jay Z and Beyonce. They also met "basketball royalty: the Cavaliers' LeBron James, dubbed 'King James'." (mail on line)