Queen Elizabeth II Appoints Prince William Lord High Commissioner To The General Assembly Of The Church Of Scotland
Prince William, reporting for duty! Queen Elizabeth II appointed her grandson to be the Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland for the second year in a row.
"The Queen has approved that His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge and Earl of Strathearn KG KT be appointed as Her Majesty’s Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 2021," the U.K. government site wrote on Monday, March 22.
"The Lord High Commissioner is the Sovereign’s personal representative to the Annual General Assembly of the Church of Scotland," they explained. "He attends the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on behalf of the Sovereign. He makes the opening and closing addresses to the Assembly and carries out a number of official functions as the Lord High Commissioner."
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William, 38, also got the coveted role in 2020, but due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland was canceled last May.
The week-long event will take place on May 22 at the Assembly Hall in Edinburgh. However, most people will attend virtually due to the virus.
Rev. Dr George Whyte, the Principal Clerk of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, was elated when he heard the news about William. "We are honored that her Majesty has once again appointed Prince William as Lord High Commissioner," he said. "We look forward to welcoming His Royal Highness to the General Assembly."
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After Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's tell-all aired on March 7, the royal family has been dealing with the fallout.
During the interview, Harry said that he isn't close with his brother as of late, adding that they were giving each other "space" since they're on "different paths."
Despite the tension, William is "absolutely intent" that his bond with Harry "will heal in time."
"Once he got over the anger of how things happened, he was left with the absence of his brother," an insider told The Sunday Times. "They shared everything about their lives, an office, a foundation, meetings together most days and there was a lot of fun along the way. He'll miss it forever."