Recent revelations about the royal family underline the need to abolish the monarchy, Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie has said.
Mr Harvie reiterated his party’s opposition to the monarchy on Friday, saying an independent Scotland should have an elected head of state.
The royal family has been rocked by allegations of racism from the Sussexes, revealed publicly in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
In a rare move on an official visit on Thursday, Prince William briefly spoke to reporters to say he had not yet talked to his brother.
He said: “We’re very much not a racist family.”
William’s statement was the first public personal comment by any member of the royal family since the allegations.
In a statement on Friday, Mr Harvie said: “The revelations from the last few days, and other recent scandals, raise serious questions about the attitudes and values of the royal family and those around them.
“They also serve as a reminder that the monarchy itself is an outdated, discredited and totally undemocratic institution.”
He continued: “As we look to the future that Scotland can…