Royal first as Queen appoints her first female as Dean of Chapels since the post was created in the Middle Ages

May 16, 2019 by

by Rebecca English, Mailonline:

The Queen has appointed her first female ‘Dean of Her Majesty’s Chapels Royal’ since the post was created in the Middle Ages.

Bishop Sarah Mullally, who was also appointed Bishop of London in March 2018, will take over from the retiring holder, The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Lord Chartres, this summer – which means one of her first tasks could be to baptise little Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, the newborn son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Mother-of-two Bishop Mullally is a self-described feminist, who ordains both men and women, and has been described as a ‘theological liberal’. The role means she is the primary representative of the Church in the Royal Court.

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