For 67 years, Queen Elizabeth II has ruled the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Nations. Since being crowned in 1952, the monarch has been known to all by her regnal name. However, in Scotland, many were upset when she ascended to the throne. What caused the public "outrage" at the time?

According to Express, the Queen's name caused a bit of controversy due to the history of the United Kingdom. Part of the reason that her formal title caused such a stir is because there was never a Queen Elizabeth I in the country.

Instead, Winston Churchill at the time suggested that British monarchs be numbered according to either their English or Scottish predecessors. Additionally, he said to always go with the highest number.

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This issue surrounding the Queen's name has continued to linger even up to 2002, which was when the leader of the SNP Winnie Ewing asked Her Majesty to instead use the regnal name Queen Elizabeth I, Queen of Scots when visiting the country.

However, this problem is not specific to Queen Elizabeth II herself, as Prince William will face the same confrontation if he rules under the name William as King. In England, he would be William V, but in Scotland, he would instead be William IV. 

As many who follow the British royal family know, names and titles are very important components of their everyday life. Ranging from getting approval from Queen Elizabeth II herself to picking up "prestigious" titles in rare circumstances, royal protocol will always play a prominent t role for those within the family.