Aileen Campbell is the Children’s Minister in the Scottish Government. Speaking on the BBC3 TV show Free Speech she said: “I think it’s up to folk, folk like yourselves here in the audience who will have a say on how the country is shaped as we move forward and I think that’s a really exciting thing.

“The birth of a child is always a happy event and I’m sure everyone wishes Prince George all the very best but for the country to move forward, a yes vote next year will allow us and enable us to take the decisions about what that country would look like, how it would feel and that includes about deciding who is the future head of state.”