Prince William Receives New Title from the Queen Amid Harry & Meghan's Royal Exit
Queen Elizabeth has been granted Prince William a new title amid Prince Harry and Meghan’s dramatic exit from the royal family.
The royal family is bent on carrying on its duties effectively despite the drawback of Prince Harry and Meghan’s exit.
Queen Elizabeth II attends Ascot racecourse in Ascot, England | Photo: Getty Images
As reported by PEOPLE, Prince William has been granted a new title by the Queen. The Duke of Cambridge is the new Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
According to the royal website, William’s role is to become a personal representative for the Queen to the Church of Scotland as well as carry out various ceremonial duties and official engagements.
He would also help to “maintain the relationship between the State and the Church.” Usually, whoever takes up the position of the Lord High Commissioner is a Scottish figure.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attends a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London, England | Photo: Getty Images
However, members of the royal family have been appointed in the past. Some of them include the Princess Royal, the Duke of Rothesay, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex.
Richard Scott, the 10th Duke of Buccleuch and 12th Duke of Queensberry, was the last royal to handle the role before William was appointed.
The new appointment comes shortly after Queen Elizabeth, alongside other members of the royal family, came to a conclusion about Harry and Meghan’s exit.
It was agreed that the royal couple would have a transition period, which will end in Spring, after which they would be stripped of their “Royal Highness” titles. Harry and Meghan will also repay renovation costs to their Frogmore Cottage home.
PEOPLE notes that the royal family has somewhat found a replacement for Harry and Meghan as Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, would be accompanying Prince William and Kate on their next official engagement.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to host a reception on Monday at Buckingham Palace on behalf of the Queen to mark the UK-Africa Investment Summit.
Although Prince Edward and Sophie are full-time working senior royal family members, they are usually not seen at high-profile royal engagements.
A source close to the couple revealed to the publication that William is angry with his brother while Kate is “incredibly hurt too.”