Fate hangs over Queen Elizabeth II. While in mourning following the death of her husband Prince Philip on April 9, the monarch lost another member of her close entourage. As reported by The Mirror, his faithful advisor, Sir Michael Oswald, died on Saturday April 17, at the age of 86 after a long illness. A tragic disappearance on the day of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral. For 30 years, Sir Michael served the interests of His Royal Highness, playing a key role in Elizabeth II’s passion for horse racing. He was the former manager of the Queen’s Royal Studs and had often been photographed with him, when she went to horse races.
It should be noted that Sir Michael Oswald’s widow, Lady Angela, was on her side, for many years, maid of honor to the Queen Mother, Elizabeth Bowes Lyon. In the columns of the Racing Post, she paid a vibrant tribute to her late husband: “He always said he had the most wonderful job anyone could have ever had and that for his entire working life he was just doing what he would have done if he had been a rich man who didn’t have to work. “
A mourning birthday for Elizabeth II
This Wednesday, April 21, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 95th birthday. A special birthday for the monarch who does not have the heart to the party. In the midst of mourning, she will remain certain at her home at Windsor Castle on this special day and should be able to count on the visit of some members of her family. A source close to the queen indicated that the latter intended to resume her official commitments, once her period of mourning was over. So on May 11, Elizabeth II should attend the official opening of Parliament.
Queen Elizabeth II and Sir Michael Oswald © GOFF INF