ENGLAND’S heir to the throne Prince Charles has appointed Nigerian Eva Omaghomi as his director of community engagement as part of a programme to extend the reach of the British royal family to ethnic minorities.
Newly created, the role is aimed at improving diversity in the royal household after senior officials decided to improve efforts to champion the rights of minorities. With the appointment, Ms Omaghomi becomes Prince Charles’ most senior black aid and will help in boosting relations between the royal households and minority groups.
Her role also requires her to help take forward the work of the royal family across the Commonwealth and globally, building on a legacy stretching back to the 1970s. Ms Omaghomi, 43, is a Christian minister and one of the trustees of the Big Kid Foundation, a non-governmental organisation fighting against youth violence.
One royal source said: “Eva is an excellent choice for the new role. She’s loyal and discreet and the Prince trusts her judgment.”
Prior to this new appointment, Ms Omaghomi had been in the service of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall for 13 years. She had served at the Clarence House as the deputy communications secretary and was recently a senior strategic adviser to the Prince’s Trust Group, a position which she held for two years.