Life Prince William takes on a new position By weekster Posted on January 28, 2020 2 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Now that Prince Harry (35) has “fled” to Canada, Prince William (37) is in the spotlight more than ever. This also includes a new role within the family. Buckingham Palace announces that the eldest son of Charles and Diana has been appointed as the highest representative of the Church of Scotland. The Duke of Cambridge has been given the new role of Queen Elizabeth. As Lord High Commissioner, as the post officially says, William will represent the royal family at the general meetings of the Scottish Church. Because of the Brexit, there is more demand than ever for Scottish independence. The Church of Scotland is independent, but it has been the monarchy’s task since 1707 to keep the church together. In addition, the prince also receives the key to the city of Edinburgh. William takes over the position of Richard Scott, the duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry. Although the position is normally taken by someone from Scotland, an exception is regularly made for the royal family. Previous members of the British royal family who have performed the role are Princess Anne, Prince Charles and Prince Andrew.