Johnny Thompson, or “Major Eye candy” for the fans of the British Crown, almost stole the show again from King Charles III. Accompanying the sovereign in Germany for his first state trip, the officer was again noticed, despite him.
At Buckingham Palace, it is not only the royal family that is talked about. In the shadow of Charles III, never far away to ensure that everything is in order, stands Jonathan Thompson, known as Johnny Thompson. A squire who is as well known for his devotion to the Crown as for his good looks, which earned him the nicknames Major Eye candy and hot bodyguard. After accompanying the Queen on her travels, it is the new king that the 39-year-old Briton follows wherever he goes. This Thursday, March 30, he was seen behind the 74-year-old sovereign on a market in Germany, during his first state trip. A presence noticed by the journalist Christins Queens.
If he knows how to stay in the background, Johnny Thompson has more than once almost stolen the show from the Windsors. During the funeral of Elizabeth II, in September 2022, his entrance in the Westminster Abbey was noticed. “Major Johnny here. Major Johnny there. Major Johnny everywhere,” commented on Twitter one user. Later, the man who was once the Queen’s longest serving bodyguard, according to The Irish Sun, was spotted behind the father of Princes William and Harry at the signing of the Proclamation.
King Charles III’s squire has the web in a tizzy
“How royal the King, Queen Consort and Prince of Wales looked this morning. What a privilege to be able to watch the proceedings. And… Oh look… There’s Major Johnny!” or “Stop! He’s doing way too much to the ladies back home,” laughed some visibly charmed fans of the crown. If Johnny Thompson is discreet and does not reveal much about him, the Irish tabloid reports that he is an officer of the 5th Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland and works as an equerry of Charles III since 2020.
Johnny Thompson was appointed by the active members of the royal family, having been a member of the senior officers of the British army. Since then, he accompanies the Windsors to public events and also plans the execution of the daily programs of the king. On the private side, he is not a heart to take. The officer of Charles III is married to a certain Caroline and has a little boy. According to the Daily Mail, his wife is facing “personal struggles” that have prompted her to take up sports and surround herself with horses to “greatly improve” her “mental health.”
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