Yr wyf yn addo, trwy gymorth y Goruchaf, y byddaf yn ffyddlon ac yn wir deyrngar i’w Mawrhydi, y Frenhines Elizabeth, ei hetifeddion a’i holynwyr, yn ôl y Ddeddf, yn wyneb Duw.
MP's have to take the oath in English first, then either Welsh, Gaelic or Cornish.
It is not only MP's that have to swear an oath of allegience but many public servants including the Police. The problem here is that there are different oaths for England and Wales, Scotland and the North of Ireland. The oath of allegience for Police Officers in England and Wales swears allegience to the monarch whilst the oath in Scotland and the North of Ireland doesn't:
England and Wales:
"I . . . . . of . . . . . do solemnly and sincerely declare and affirm that I will well and truly serve the Queen in the office of constable, with fairness, integrity, diligence and impartiality, upholding fundamental human rights and according equal respect to all people; and that I will, to the best of my power, cause the peace to be kept and preserved and prevent all offences against people and property; and that while I continue to hold the said office I will, to the best of my skill and knowledge, discharge all the duties thereof faithfully according to law."
"I hereby do solemnly and sincerely and truly declare and affirm that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of constable."
The North of Ireland.
"I... hereby do solemnly and sincerely and truly declare and affirm that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of constable, and that in so doing I will act with fairness, integrity, diligence and impartiality, uphold fundamental human rights and accord equal respect to all individuals and to their traditions and beliefs."
Shouldn't Police Officers and Public Servants in Wales not have the same rights as those in Scotland and the North of Ireland? Oaths of allegience's should be to the public we serve not the Monarchy.