Queen Elizabeth II appointed the Duke of Cambridge as Lord High Commissioner of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on Saturday. As part of this new title, the 37-year-old royal will be the monarch’s representative to the Church of Scotland, attend various official events and carry out ceremonial duties.
Prior to William being Lord High Commissioner, Richard Scott, Duke of Buccleuch and Queensbury, held the title. Previous members of the royal family who have held the title include Princess Anne, Prince Edward, Prince Andrew and Prince Charles.
The news comes a week after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially stepped back as senior members of the royal family. Harry had met with his grandmother, father and brother William to discuss his family’s future.