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Queen Elizabeth II appoints Ghanaian-born man as First Black Personal Assistant

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Queen Elizabeth II chooses Ghanaian-born man as First Black Personal Assistant

Major Nana Twumasi Ankrah

Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah, a Ghanaian-born man, will be the first black equerry to serve the royal household in British history, Independent reports.

The equerry supports the monarch at official events, including public visits and receptions at the Buckingham Palace.

Major Twumasi-Ankrah will begin to assist Queen Elizabeth II at public events as soon as the Duke of Edinburg, Prince Phillip retires from public duties.

Historically, the equerry looks after the royal horses, but in modern times, his responsibility has shifted to assisting the Queen as an aide.

Major Twumasi-Ankrah, who served in the Afghanistan war, is a 38-year-old who moved to the UK from Ghana in 1982.

He studied at Queen Mary University, London, and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.

The Duke of Edinburg had retired from public life following his hospitalization for an infection.

Photo Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

7 Comments

  1. Ashlee91113dk

    July 10, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Africa is on the up and up!

    • Marie Antoinette

      July 10, 2017 at 11:20 am

      Really???
      My dear this is not an achievement. It is HIGH END MODERN DAY SLAVERY!
      Your comment would have been appropriate if he was appointed an adviser to the queen on African matters or something like that.

  2. hatersgonhate

    July 10, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    One point for Gh

  3. Fifi

    July 10, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Sharrap Marie Antoinette

  4. Sunshiney

    July 10, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    I’m happy for him, but I’ve heard on a British documentary that this job doesn’t pay well but I guess it’s about the networking.

  5. Sir F

    July 10, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    While I am happy for him for getting a job and if it makes him happy, I cannot hate on his happiness. I feel it is a bit of travesty that in 2017, we are celebrating a black personal assistant to the Queen. Colonial mentality at work.

  6. mouth mouth

    July 10, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    2017 THERE ARE WHITE CHEFS AND BODY GUARDS SERVING NORMAL AFRICAN RICH PEOPLE IN THEIR HOUSES . ALL I SEE IS HUMAN RACE . SOME PEOPLE ARE VERY CONTENT WITH 1MILL NAIRA A MONTH , SOME ALSO WANT TO BE MORE THAN DANGOTEY , ALL IS ACCEPTED AS FAR S MY GHANAIAN BROTHER IS HAPPY

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