Lt. Col. Johnny Thompson currently serves as an equerry to King Charles III, assisting with detailed planning and execution of the monarch’s daily schedule.
The 40-year-old Army officer with the 5th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland is now poised for a promotion to the role of “super equerry,” according to recent reports.
Lt. Col. Johnny Thompson: possible promotion to super equerry
In this new position, Lt. Col. Thompson would take on expanded duties organizing the King’s private affairs.
Charles is said to be impressed with Thompson’s competence and charisma.
As super equerry, Thompson would remain in close contact with the King both in public at engagements and privately at royal residences.
Popularity and “Major Eye Candy” nickname
Lt. Col. Thompson has earned the nickname “Major Eye Candy” and become a social media sensation thanks to his dashing good looks and memorable public appearances alongside the royals.
Often clad in a kilt representing his Scottish regiment, Thompson came in third on Tatler’s Social Power Index.
His unique blend of charm and professionalism has won over royal fans.
Professionally, Thompson graduated from Aberystwyth University in 2004 before embarking on his military career in 2006.
He has served as an equerry for Charles since 2020 after working closely with the Queen. His new promotion indicates the high esteem in which the King holds him.
Outside of royal service, Lt. Col. Thompson lives in Surrey with his wife and young son.
When not planning the King’s agenda, he enjoys time with family and hobbies like horseback riding.
While not yet officially confirmed, Lt. Col. Thompson’s expected promotion underscores his rising status as a trusted aide.
At only 40 years old, this social media sensation seems poised for an even more prominent royal role at King Charles’ side.