Humza Yousaf has said that Scots should get a vote on whether to keep King Charles as Head of State if the country goes independent.

The debate over the role of the monarchy has long been central to discussions on what would happen if Scotland should break from the UK, and now the SNPs plan is clear. 

According to the latest Scottish Government paper outlining the case for independence, published this week, people would be given the choice to continue to have a monarchy as the head of state, or change the role to an elected one. 

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Humza Yousaf raised the question as he unveiled plans for a Scottish constituion after independence. 

Read more from our politics team on the latest plans from the Scottish Government: 

Scots to get a vote on ending monarchy if nation becomes independent

Humza Yousaf sets out plans for 'constitution built by the people'

SNP face hidden dangers in Yes voters shift as new indy paper unveiled

The new document puts forward the case why Scotland should have a written constitution in line with the 27 members of the European Union and other states around the world. 

Under the plan set out in the paper a vote for independence would see the Scottish Parliament develop an interim constitution.