Ollie Roberts stepped away from the role as one of the Queen’s footmen after reportedly feeling ‘let down’ by Buckingham Palace. The 21-year-old became the first openly gay footman, but was demoted to an “ordinary footman” after he was accused of “courting publicity.”
According to reports, the palace wasn’t thrilled with the media coverage surrounding his sexuality and his profile becoming to high.
Ollie was reportedly not allowed to walk the Queen’s dogs, take her mail, and pass her a blanket after the demotion leaving him feeling “let down” by the job.
Roberts, who had served in the Air Force, made his first public appearance during the Trooping of the Colour ceremony celebrating the Queen’s official birthday.