Prince Charles appoints his most senior black aide to lead efforts to improve diversity in royal households. Eva Omaghomi, 43, who has worked for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall for 13 years, has been promoted to a newly created role of director of community engagement.
As well as working with the households, the job will ‘help take forward Their Royal Highnesses’ work with minority groups in the UK, Commonwealth and globally, building on a legacy stretching back to the 1970s’.
Ms Omaghomi, who is of British-Nigerian heritage, is a Christian minister and a trustee of the Big Kid Foundation, a charity working to stamp out youth violence. She previously held the role of deputy communications secretary at Clarence House and has most recently spent two years on secondment to the Prince’s Trust Group where she held the position of senior strategic adviser.
She was made Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order by the Queen in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours list in 2017. The award is given to those who serve members of the Royal Family.
In an illustration of the trust placed in her by Prince Charles, she was asked to accompany him on a visit to Jesus House Church in London less than 48 hours after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made allegations of racism against the Royal Family during their interview with Oprah Winfrey.
During his visit to a pop-up Covid vaccination centre at Jesus House Church days later, Charles said: ‘We are all immensely proud of the role black majority churches play and it is of course a profound sorrow to me to know that black communities have been hit particularly hard by this pernicious virus.