Queen Elizabeth II’s First Openly Gay Footman Stepped Down After Being Told He Was Too Popular

Queen Elizabeth II’s first openly gay footman left the job and it’s supposedly because he was so popular.

After news came out in June that the queen’s new footman was 21-year-old Ollie Roberts, it was quickly discovered that Roberts was openly gay. Now it seems that media attention has become Roberts’s downfall (or rather, downgrade).

The Sun reports that Roberts, who previously served in the Royal Air Force, has stepped down from his position as the personal footman to the monarch. This job required that Roberts live on the grounds of Buckingham Palace and travel with the Queen wherever she goes.

Now, Roberts has been demoted to the position of a regular footman.

A source told the tabloid newspaper that Roberts was “overdoing the press stuff.”

“They told him his profile was becoming too high and he wasn’t there to draw attention to himself,” said the anonymous source before adding, “He thought about it for a couple days and then decided he should quit. He feels badly let down when he was proud to be gay in such a good job.”

In addition, Roberts has deleted his Instagram profile. Neither Roberts nor Buckingham Palace have chosen to comment on the situation.

h/t: The Sun

People Are Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s New Gay Footman

News is spreading about Queen Elizabeth II’s new footman named Ollie Roberts who's openly gay.

Roberts had his first public outing in this position yesterday as the Queen participated in the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London. That event is a part of the celebrations for the Queen’s birthday.

21-year-old Roberts, who is a former member of the Royal Air force, will now live in Buckingham Palace and travel with the Queen to formal events and her other homes. In addition, the Wales-born man will be riding on all carriages with the Queen.

Many are celebrating Roberts’s appointment due to him being an openly gay man.

In addition, it seems that the British royal family is becoming more and more accepting of LGBTQ people by the day. Several LGBTQ people were present at Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding. Plus, the now married couple, Prince William, and the late Princess Diana have all expressed support of LGBTQ rights.

h/t: GayStarNews