Cymru needs a Welsh republican grassroots movement, a political organisation that will voice its disgust for having an unelected British Head of State and promote the argument for a sovereign Welsh republic. For Welsh politicians to swear allegiance to a foreign King rather than its citizens is a betrayal of the people.
Wales' largest pro-independence parties, Plaid Cymru and Gwlad, both have a neutral position and propose a referendum after independence on the future status of the monarchy in Wales.
Fledgling party Propel does not hold a view on the monarchy or a future Head of State in an independent Wales.
The Wales Green Party is a semi-autonomous (region/subdivision) political party within the Green Party of England and Wales. They claim to support a Welsh republic if Wales becomes independent. The party also stated that they would support a referendum on Welsh independence.
That is a bold and patriotic claim by the Welsh Greens when you consider they recently voted down a chance to break away from their England & Wales regional title to become a solely Welsh political party.
The argument by political parties that a republic doesn't need to be an issue until after independence is short-sighted; a campaign for a republic needs to start now.
Almost 40,000 signatures supporting the call to end the "Prince of Wales" title on a recent petition indicate enough evidence that an organised republican movement is needed and would be supported by many.
Such a move could lead to a minor political party that could contest local elections where frustrated republicans could register their support, even if it's a protest vote against an unelected British monarchy as our Head of State and a foreign Prince of Cymru.
Recently, the British press reported Cymru is the most anti-monarchy nation in the UK; for us not to have an established republican movement is a national disgrace.