Queen Elizabeth Appoints The First Black Man Ever To Be The Royal Assistant

Prince Philip stepping down from royal duties in the autumn, the Queen has named her next equerry, one of the most important roles in the royal household, he’s likely to be the one by her side.

The newly appointed Mayor Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah’s role will include attending to the Queen in public, assisting her during official engagements and welcoming high-profile guests to royal residences.

He’s expected to begin the role later in the year, with the timing meaning that he’s tipped to become the most visible man by the Queen’s side during her public appearances.

Twumasi-Ankrah, who is known as TA to his friends, is thought to be the first black equerry appointed by the royal family.

The Afghanistan war veteran was born in Ghana and moved to the UK in 1982. He studied at Queen Mary University of London and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst before joining the Blues and Royals. He then became the first black British Army officer to be commissioned into the Household Cavalry.

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