Prince Charles

Prince Charles

Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla have appointed a police chief to their household staff.

Metropolitan Police commander, Peter Loughborough - who is also the 7th Earl of Rosslyn - has served as an officer for 34 years where he covered royal and diplomatic engagements as well as specialist protection.

He is now set to become master of the household to the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and the police force wish him well in his new position.

Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick has been quoted saying: "Peter has been an outstanding, dedicated, diplomatic and loyal colleague and leader and has been responsible for many high-profile protection operations, including, of course, the royal wedding, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympic Games. I wish him every success in his new role."

He was believed to be Queen Elizabeth's favourite policeman and in 2009 was awarded the Queen's Police Medal for services to policing.

Peter - who was educated at Eton and Bristol University - joined the Metropolitan Police in 1980 which is unusual for someone with his background.

He is also a Crossbencher in the House of Lords with a family seat.