Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah handpicked by the Queen as first black equerry

Ghanaian-born Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah, has been appointed as the Queen’s new equerry – an important roles in the royal household.

He is the first black man believe to take such position within the Royal Household.

Twumasi-Ankrah as an escort commander at William and Kate’s wedding

Nana, 38 was handpicked by the Queen from a number of potential appointees. His duties will involve close attendance to the Queen in public, personally assisting her with official engagements and welcoming high-profile guests to royal residences.

Popularly known as TA, Nana moved to the UK from Ghana with his parents in 1982. He attended Queen Mary University of London and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst before forging a a military career.

A very private man the Queen can count on, Nana is known to be married to a Ms S. Aduamah.

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