One more day until the start of the festivities of the platinum jubilee of Elizabeth II.
Last weekend, a loved one in the eyes of Queen Elizabeth II of England died.
Queen Elizabeth II has lost her favorite jockey, Lester Piggott.

On June 2, 2022, it will be the start of the celebration of the Jubilee of Elizabeth II. The more than 70 years of reign of the 96-year-old sovereign will be celebrated for four days in a row. However, sad news comes to tint the joys of this long-awaited national holiday. Lester Piggott aka “The Long Fellow” died on Sunday, May 29, 2022, Hello! Magazine. Lester Piggott – the favorite jockey of Queen Elizabeth II of England – died in Switzerland at the age of 86, the magazine said. Lester Piggott is a jockey with an impressive record.

He is a figure respected by his family as well as by the community of the best known jockeys. “The nine-time Epsom Derby winner is widely regarded as one of the greatest jockeys of all time,” said his son-in-law, trainer William Haggas. Behind Sir Gordon Richards and Pat Eddery, Lester Piggott holds the third highest number of victories in British history. Over his entire 50-year career, one of Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite jockeys has had 4,493 victories.

Elizabeth II of England: a deposed Order of the British Empire jockey

Queen Elizabeth II of England is known for her great passion for horse riding and horse racing. The grandmother of Princes William and Harry awarded Lester Piggott the Order of the British Empire in 1975. Twelve years later, in 1987, the title had to be stripped from him because of his conviction for tax evasion. “He spent 366 days in prison and made a surprise return to the saddle in 1990, aged 54. Just ten days after his return, he won the Breeders’ Cup Mile on Royal Academy,” Hello! .

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