There’s been much talk of royal titles over the past few weeks - primarily concerning Harry and Meghan - but now it seems Prince William has been appointed with a new one.
- Prince William has been given a brand new royal title by the Queen.
- The Duke of Cambridge has been appointed as the new Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
- The royal news comes after Prince Harry and Meghan will drop their HRH titles.
The Queen has appointed her eldest grandson, Prince William, as the new Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
This means that Prince William will be the British Monarchy’s main representative to the Church of Scotland.
He will also make opening and closing addresses to the Assembly and carry out official visits across Scotland.
The official Kensington Palace Twitter account revealed the new appointment.
They tweeted, ‘The Queen has appointed Prince William as Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the @churchscotland this year.’
The role was first established in the 1707 Act of Union between England and Scotland.
The royal family’s official website explains, ‘Monarchs have sworn to maintain the Church of Scotland since the sixteenth century. The duty to ‘preserve the settlement of the true Protestant religion as established by the laws made in Scotland’ was affirmed in the 1707 Act of Union between England and Scotland.’
The Queen appoints someone to the role every year. Previous members of the royal family who have taken up the position include the Princess Royal, the Duke of Rothesay, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex.
The news comes after it was revealed last week that Prince Harry and Meghan will lose their HRH titles. This will come into effect following their transition period, which ends in spring.
Prince Harry and Meghan announced they were stepping back from their senior roles within the royal family, earlier this month.
The pair will reside between the UK and Canada but will have to repay the £2.4million spent on Frogmore Cottage by taxpayers.