He was appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order in 1997 and superior to Lieutenant in the identical order in 2006. Following Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, Richards was promoted to a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order for his service throughout the Diamond Jubilee and to the Royal Family.
Between 1990 and 1992 Richards was second in charge of the first Battalion of the Welsh Guards within the United Kingdom. He was then Staff Officer Headquarters London District (1992–1994). Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, he was Equerry to the Duke of Edinburgh (1994–1997), Followed by being Divisional Lieutenant-Colonel Foot Guards (1997–1999).
From 1973 to 1982 he served with the first Battalion of the Welsh Guards within the United Kingdom, and the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR). He was seconded to the first Battalion of the 2nd Gurkha Rifles in Hong Kong (1982–1984). He attended the Staff College, Camberley and certified for the workers (psc) in 1985. In the identical 12 months he was promoted to main. From 1986 to 1990 he was within the BAOR.
Richards was educated at Marlborough College. After attending the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst he commissioned into the Welsh Guards, through which he served 1973–1999. Since 1999 he has been on retired pay.
Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Charles Richards, CVO (born 1953) is a British Army officer, who has served as Equerry to HM The Queen and Deputy Master of the Household of the Royal Household since 1999.
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