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Queen gives Prince William new title after Harry steps down

Queen gives Prince William new title after Harry steps down

Queen Elizabeth has given her grandson, the Duke of Cambridge, a shiny new title after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down to seek a financially independent life.

The royal heir has been appointed Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland for 2020, it was revealed on Sunday.

Prince William, 37, was chosen by Her Majesty to represent The Firm at the General Assembly in May, where he will make the opening and closing statements.

“The Queen has appointed Prince William as Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the @churchscotland this year,” Kensington Palace announced on Twitter.

The Lord High Commissioner may sound like a tough title, but its goal is simple: maintain the relationship between the State and the Church.

The Commissioner is given to a new person each year, on the advice of the Prime Minister and for 2020, her dear grandson has been given the honour.

The Lord High Commissioner makes opening and closing addresses to the General Assembly and reports to the Queen on its proceedings.

The Queen's children Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, have all served as Lord High Commissioners in the past.

Just like his predecessors, Prince William will be required to stay at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for the duration of his week-long event and receive a Guard of Honour, a 21-Gun Salute and the keys to the City of Edinburgh, as reported by the Royal.uk.

It seems the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s calendars are quickly filling up this year, as another royal engagement has been announced for the pair just this week.

The couple will attend the red carpet at the glitzy British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards - or BAFTAs - on February 2.

2020 is a special year for Prince William as he will be celebrating a decade as BAFTAs president.

Prince William and his wife Duchess Catherine are regulars at the lavish awards ceremony and this year, they will celebrate William's 10th year as President of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.