In a first, British Queen Elizabeth II has appointed a black equerry. The post is that of a senior staff member who is in charge of providing assistance to the royal household. Ghanaian-born Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah, who comes from the Household Cavalry, will now handle one of the most important jobs at the royal home. Twumasi-Ankrah is an Afghanistan war veteran and he is adoringly called TA by his friends. He will be the first black equerry in the royal family household. Sources said that the role is of a kind that requires immense discretion.
Twumasi-Ankrah is 38 years old and he migrated to UK from Ghana along with his parents in 1982. He studied at premier institutes such as the Queen Mary University of London and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. After his education, Twumasi-Ankrah also excelled in his military career. He had joined the Blues and Royals and had become the first black British Army officer to be commissioned into the Household Cavalry. Twumasi-Ankrah is a resident of London and has two daughters. His wife works at the Victoria and Albert Museum.