People Think Queen Elizabeth Is Being Shady After Giving Prince William a New Royal Title Amid Megxit
Timing is everything.
A week after a final decision was made about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's future in the royal family, and the subsequent stripping of their HRH titles, Queen Elizabeth decided to bestow her other grandson (and the future heir to her throne) Prince William with a new honor.
On Saturday, it was announced that the Duke of Cambridge will take on the role of Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. According to People, that means William "will become the British monarch’s personal representative to the Church of Scotland, carrying out various official visits and ceremonial duties."
Will succeeds Richard Scott, the 10th Duke of Buccleuch and 12th Duke of Queensberry, in the role. Meanwhile, other royal family members, including Princess Anne, Prince Charles, and Prince Edward have held the position.
On the surface, it appears to be just routine royal business, but some think the Queen's timing was slightly shady, as Harry and Meghan just stepped down from their official duties.
"Wow, she means business," wrote one Twitter user, adding: "Harry and Meghan are getting further out." Another commenter implied her decision to appoint William was because he's "the one who didn't quit." However, some royal fans think the duke's deserving of another title now that Harry's gone and he will hold many more responsibilities.
Despite no longer being a senior member of the monarchy, Prince Harry made it clear that he's not leaving behind the causes near and dear to his heart, nor the U.K. people.
While speaking out about his and Meghan's royal exit for the first time, Harry said: "What I want to make clear is we’re not walking away, and we certainly aren’t walking away from you. Our hope was to continue serving the Queen, the commonwealth, and my military associations, but without public funding. Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible. I’ve accepted this, knowing that it doesn’t change who I am or how committed I am."
Now, back in Cananda with Meghan and Archie, Harry doesn't seem to regret his decision.