Press release

High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 2017

The Princess Royal is appointed as Her Majesty’s High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 2017.

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The Queen has approved that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, KG, KT, GCVO, GCStJ, GCL, CD be appointed as Her Majesty’s High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 2017.

Background

The High Commissioner is the Sovereign’s personal representative to the Annual General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. She attends the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on behalf of the Sovereign. She makes the opening and closing addresses to the Assembly, and carries out a number of official functions as the High Commissioner.

Published 8 December 2016