Queen Elizabeth II’s former advisor Sir Michael Oswald passes away at the age of 86

The Queen’s racing advisor,  Sir Michael Oswald, took his last breath on Saturday, April 17.

Queen Elizabeth II loses another important man in her life, who was her support system. The Queen’s former racing advisor, Sir Michael Oswald, took his last breath on Saturday, April 17. He was 86 years old.

It is the same day when Prince Philip’s funeral service happened.

He is survived by his wife, Lady Angela, who previously served Queen Elizabeth’s mother as a lady-in-waiting. Oswald previously was the manager of the Royal Studs. He served in this role for 28 years. He also served as racing manager to the Queen Mother prior to her death.

“He always said he had the most wonderful job anybody could ever have had, and that for all his working life he was simply doing what he would have done had he been a rich man who didn’t have to work,” Oswald’s wife, Lady Angela, shared with Blood Horse Magazine.

It’s been a devastating moment of grieve for the queen. She bid the last farewell to her husband, 73 years, Prince Philip, on Saturday. It was an intimate service at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.