Royal fans have gone wild over photos of two royal equerries chatting in Ascot today.
Eagle-eyed royal onlookers saw Prince William’s right-hand man, Lieutenant Commander Rob Dixon, converse with Major Jonathan Thompson, a handsome equerry to King Charles.
Mr Dixon, who seems to be building up a legion of fans thanks to his dashing looks, is a Royal Navy officer who has been working for the Royal Household since 2020.
Major Jonathan Thompson of the 5th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland was seen today wearing a top hat and tail talking to him.
“Rob Dixon alert!” wrote a royal fan on Twitter.
‘Thank you to the miraculous [photographer] Chris Jackson who understands the needs of the public,” said another.
An equerry is an officer of a royal household or court who assists members of the royal family Royal family with their duties.
Royal fans have gone wild over photos of two of Prince William’s ‘hot equerries’ chatting at Royal Ascot today
Major Jonathan Thompson, 39, was spotted in Westminster Abbey behind the princess last year
Rob Dixon (left) was photographed with Prince William (right) at a polo match in Egham, Surrey in July this year
The position, which is normally held by a senior officer of one of the armed forces, lasts three years.
Mr Dixon was appointed a member of the royal family in September 2020 and, according to his LinkedIn, worked as an equerry for Prince William.
The serviceman, who attended Dr Challoner’s Grammar School in Amersham followed by the Joint Services Command and Staff College in Shrivenham, worked for the Royal Navy for nearly 22 years.
On his resume is an impressive list of positions, including helicopter instructor and Wildcat HMA Mk2 pilot.
While he describes himself as “primarily operating as a leader,” he noted that he also “functions well as part of the team.”
In 2015, he received a Green Endorsement, an award for “the speed of thought, judgment and total professionalism with which he handled an ever-expanding range of circumstances.”
Lieutenant Commander Rob Dixon (right) was photographed near the Princess of Wales at the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle in April 2021
Major Thompson (pictured left) smiled as he walked through the gates of Balmoral Castle with the Queen earlier this year, before the monarch’s death
After the Queen’s death last year, he was caught attending events including the vigil at Westminster Hall where the Queen’s grandchildren stood by the monarch’s coffin.
Footage taken last July shows the equerry smiling as he attends a polo match in Surrey with Prince William.
Meanwhile, an April 2021 photo shows him with the Princess of Wales at Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral at Windsor Castle.
Lieutenant Commander Rob Dixon is not the only equerry who has made the heart beat faster in recent days.
Meanwhile, Major Jonathan Thompson, 39, of the 5th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland, was once the Queen’s senior bodyguard, but he now serves King Charles and is constantly seen by his side.
Major Johnny Thompson was spotted chasing Prince Harry and Megan as they attended the National Service of Thanksgiving earlier this June to celebrate the late Queen’s Platinum Anniversary
Lieutenant Commander Rob Dixon (right) has been spotted by royal observers, some of whom have commented on his appearance, after attending royal events in recent times (pictured with Sophie Wessex, left, at a vigil in honor of the Queen in Westminster Hall)
Last year, after the Queen’s death, he took first place at historic royal events as King Charles III’s equerry, having held that role when he was Prince of Wales.
Major Thompson, known to friends as ‘Johnny’, tied the knot with marketing manager Caroline, 44, in 2010, and the couple have a four-year-old son and two black labradors named Odin and Piper – a nod to his army time in Scotland.
Last Saturday, he was caught on camera calmly and coolly removing a pencil box that had been on the King’s desk as Charles signed the proclamation proclaiming him the new monarch following the death of Queen Elizabeth.
Contrary to popular belief that he is Scottish, Major Thompson was actually born in Morpeth, Northumberland, and now lives with his family in Surrey.
He joined the army in 2006 and is a platoon commander, according to his LinkedIn. He is believed to have worked as an equerry to Charles for the past two years.
Major Thompson was also seen in the procession on Wednesday, when the Queen’s coffin was escorted from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall for its four days of lying in state.