Prince William is granted new title amid royal shakeup
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has yet another title to add to his list.
Queen Elizabeth II has appointed him Lord High Commissioner to the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly, according to a statement by Kensington Palace on Saturday.
The announcement comes weeks after Prince Harry and his partner, former actress Meghan Markle, were to step back from royal duties.
Every year, according to a press release posted on the official website of the British Royal Family, the Queen nominates a Lord High Commissioner to represent the Sovereign at the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly.
“Monarchs have sworn to maintain the Church of Scotland since the 16th 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 statement read.
The prince will now maintain a state-church alliance as the Lord High Commissar. The Royal website reported that while the commissioner is normally Scottish, in the past members of the Royal Family, including the Duke of York and Earl of Wessex, have been elected.