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Prince William and Kate Middleton's friend loses royal job following Queen's death

King Charles III has a new Lord Great Chamberlain

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Andrea Caamano
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With the Queen's death at the age of 96 and King Charles III's new reign comes big changes - and one of them has directly impacted a good friend of the Prince of Wales.

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The Marquess of Cholmondeley has lost his job as Lord Great Chamberlain, Richard Eden has revealed for the Daily Mail.

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In his ceremonial role, The Marquess, whose name is David Cholmondeley, had charge over the Palace of Westminster and he also had a major part to play in grand royal events, such as coronations, having the right to dress the monarch on coronation day and to serve the monarch water before and after the coronation banquet, and also being involved in investing the monarch with the insignia of rule.

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Following King Charles' proclamation, his job will be taken by the 7th Lord Carrington, whose late father served as Foreign Secretary under Margaret Thatcher.

On Monday, Rupert Carington, 73, carried out his first duties as he greeted the King and Queen Consort when they arrived at Westminster Hall for His Majesty's speech to Parliament.

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Ruper Carington pictured undertaking his new duties on Monday

He will also play an important part in the Coronation, which many believe will take place next year.

In the past, David, 61, and his wife Rose, have been pictured with William and Kate on several occasions, including accompanying them to church.

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David alongside Kate's mother Carole Middleton

Rose, 38, and David, tied the knot following a short engagement in 2009. The couple live at Palladian Houghton Hall in Norfolk, just over three miles away from Kate and William's Anmer Hall.

They have three children together: Alexander (the Earl of Rocksavage), Oliver (Lord Cholmondeley) and Lady Iris.

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