Prince William Takes On A New Title From The Queen Amid Megxit

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Prince Harry may be stepping down, but Prince William is stepping up!

As you’re likely well aware by now, Meghan Markle and Harry are saying goodbye to their “Royal Highness” titles to lead a “financially independent” lifestyle and will be splitting their time between North America and the U.K.

But it’s business as usual for the future monarch and Kate Middleton, who have continued to carry out their duties amid Megxit. Now, the father of three is adding another title to his name after an announcement by Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday. Meet the new Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

So what does that lengthy title mean, exactly? The 37-year-old is now his grandmother’s person rep to the Church of Scotland, a role previously held by his uncles Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, aunt Princess Anne, and father Prince Charles. In this new position, he will attend events, carry out ceremonial duties and other engagements on behalf of the 93-year-old.

Per the royal family’s website, there are a few other things William is also responsible for:

Not to speculate too much, but could this have been a role held by Harry? Each of the Queen’s children took on the position at least once, so it could make sense that each of the grandchildren — or at least the brothers — would do the same. We’ll likely never find out…

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