Queen Elizabeth’s Close Friend and Racing Advisor Dies on Day of Prince Philip’s Funeral

Queen Elizabeth is saying another difficult goodbye.

Sir Michael Oswald, the Queen’s close friend and longtime horse racing advisor, died at the age of 86 on Saturday, the same day that Prince Philip was laid to rest at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Oswald became manager of the Royal Studs in 1970 and remained in the role for 28 years, in addition to acting as a racing manager to the Queen Mother and jumps adviser for the Queen. He was often seen beside the monarch at racing events.

Sir Michael’s widow, Lady Angela — who was a lady-in-waiting to the Queen Mother for many years — remembered her husband in an article for the Racing Post.

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