x Eve Woman Wellness Readers Lounge Leisure and Travel My Man Bridal Health Relationships Parenting About Us Digital News Videos Opinions Cartoons Education E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise BULK SMS E-Learning Digger Classified The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS
Login ×
BTV
VAS
DCX
RMS

Prince William gets promotion days after Harry quits royal life

Entertainment - By Mirror | January 29th 2020 at 11:00:00 GMT +0300
William has been made the Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (Image: AFP/Getty Images)

Prince William has been handed a new role by the Queen as his brother prepares to step back from the royal family.

The Duke of Cambridge, 37, has been made the Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland by the Queen, while the Duke of Sussex begins his search for freedom away from the monarchy.

Harry and Meghan are dropping their HRH styles and will raise their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, mostly in Canada.

The Duke made an emotional speech last weekend, saying he had "no other option" but to give up his role.

Meanwhile, Prince William steps up to be the sovereign's personal representative to the annual General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Harry and Meghan are stepping back as senior members of the Royal Family (Image: SIPA USA/PA Images)

The Lord High Commissioner role was established in the 1707 Act of Union between England and Scotland, and the Queen pledged to continue it during the first Privy Council meeting of her reign in 1952.

William will make the opening and closing addresses to the Assembly, as well as carrying out official visits across Scotland.

  1. READ MORE
  2. 1. Kate Middleton jokes about having to deal with her children's temper tantrums
  3. 2. Prince Harry's supportive words when Meghan Markle decided to write about miscarriage
  4. 3. Kate Middleton uses clever sofa tactic when disciplining George, Charlotte and Louis
  5. 4. Mums praise Meghan Markle for devastatingly honest account of miscarriage and grief

The Church of Scotland is a Presbyterian church and recognises only Jesus Christ as "King and Head of the Church", so the Queen will attend services as an ordinary member.

The Queen appoints a figure to the role every year, and previous royal family members who have taken it on include the Princess Royal, the Duke of Rothesay, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex.

Her Majesty was yesterday pictured driving through the Sandringham Estate, two days after she pulled out of the annual Women's Institute visit while she recovered from a minor cold.

Husband Prince Philip was spotted in the passenger seat of a car with his daughter Princess Anne as she drove through the Norfolk Estate.

Top Stories

Men only: Why many millennial marriages will fail...unless
My Man - By Tony Mochama


Queen of rap Nicki Minaj marks 10 years since debut studio album and solo career
Achieving Woman - By Audrey Masitsa


Six reasons why women fake orgasms
Between The Sheets - By Esther Muchene


Six intimacy killers you should know
Between The Sheets - By Esther Muchene


4 ways to break a soul tie
Relationships - By Jennifer Karina


Dry-humping can get you pregnant...even with your clothes on
Health - By Daily Mail


7 Benefits of using eggs for facial treatment
Skin Care - By Naomi Mruttu


4 ways to break a soul tie
Relationships - By Jennifer Karina


The last words of Kyrzayda Rodriguez, famous fashion blogger who succumbed to cancer
Trendsetters - By Lolita Bunde


10 Ways you can use toothpaste to achieve a perfect skin
Readers Lounge - By Davis Muli


Latest Stories

Vanessa Bryant recalls meeting Kobe 21 years ago and says it was 'love at first sight'
Entertainment - By Mirror


Prince Harry's supportive words when Meghan Markle decided to write about miscarriage
Entertainment - By Mirror


Jada Pinkett Smith's mum’s story on suffering abuse at the hands of Jada’s father
Entertainment - By Mirror


Prince Harry 'supported by William and Charles' after wife Meghan's miscarriage
Entertainment - By Mirror


Victoria Beckham films shirtless David doing handstands during sweaty workout
Entertainment - By Mirror


Meghan Markle says she had miscarriage as she shares heartbreaking details of loss
Entertainment - By Mirror


FIFA to introduce milestone maternity regulations for women footballers
Entertainment - By Derrick Oluoch


Chrissy Teigen 'gave herself permission to feel complete & utter grief' after losing baby
Entertainment - By Mirror


Netflix's The Crown is 'sad' for Princes William and Harry and royals 'don't watch it'
Entertainment - By Mirror


Glee star Amber Riley announces engagement
Entertainment - By Audrey Masitsa


Stay Ahead!

Access premium content only available
to our subscribers.

Support independent journalism
×
Log in
Support independent journalism
Create an account    Forgot Password
Create An Account
Support independent journalism
I have an account Log in
Reset Password
Support independent journalism
Log in