Queen’s first openly gay footman quits

The Queen’s first openly gay footman has quit his job after being demoted.

Ollie Roberts, 21, who accompanied the Queen on events such as Trooping the Colour, resigned after being demoted to a normal footman, saying that he had felt “let down” by Buckingham Palace.

Roberts was allegedly demoted for “courting publicity” in the press.

A royal insider told the Sun: Ollie was informed he had been overdoing the press stuff and they knew he was behind articles and gossip pieces.

“They told him his profile was becoming too high and he wasn’t there to draw attention to himself.

“He thought about it for a couple of days then decided he should quit. He feels badly let down when he was proud to be gay in such a good job.”