Prince William gets a new title from the Queen – and it’s a long one

Prince William gets a new title from the Queen – and it’s a long one

He’s just been appointed by Queen Elizabeth as the Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Prince William
Prince William is now also the  Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. (Photo: AFP / Oli Scarff)

His younger brother Harry recently stepped back from royal duties but Prince William has just earned himself a new title.

On Saturday (Jan 25), Queen Elizabeth awarded her grandson the very long title of the Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

What this means is that the 37-year-old Duke of Cambridge will “maintain the relationship between the State and the Church" according to the Royal UK site.

E! News reported that the Prince will “attend the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on behalf of the Sovereign” and he will make “the opening and closing addresses to the Assembly" as well as carry out a number of official functions as the Lord High Commissioner.

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The appointment comes a week after Harry and his wife Meghan lost their HRH titles after initially announcing at the start of the year that they wanted to cut back on their senior royal duties. Harry will also lose his military appointments and the couple will no longer receive public funds for royal duties. They are currently in Canada with son Archie. 

Source: CNA/sr

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