Ivor Herbert dies at 96: The Queen loses a friend again

Ivor Herbert dies at 96
The Queen loses a friend again

It’s been less than a year since Queen Elizabeth II had to cope with the death of her husband. But not only Prince Philip has died, the British Queen has also recently lost several friends. Now there is another bereavement.

Queen Elizabeth II has lost a friend again. “Ivor Herbert died peacefully at home on January 5th at the age of 96. Beloved father of Nick, Kate and Jane and grandfather of Joe. Private cremation. The details of a funeral service are to be announced,” said one “The Times “message, quoted from” The Royal Observer “.

Racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght also confirmed the news. On Twitter he writes: “Sad to see Ivor Herbert died at the age of 96; a great writer / journalist on racing matters.”

Ivor Herbert wrote several books, including “The Queen Mother’s Horses,” which was published in 1967. The Queen and he had a love for horses.

Memory of Philip

The Queen had already lost two more close friends in the past few months: Her lady-in-waiting Diana Maxwell, Lady Farnham, passed away on December 29 at the age of 90. In early December, her friend Ann Fortune FitzRoy, the Duchess of Grafton, died at the age of 101. In April 2021, the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip, died at the age of 99.

Elizabeth II addressed this loss in her annual Christmas address. “While it is a time of happiness and good humor for many, Christmas can be difficult for those who have lost a loved one. This year especially, I understand that,” she said. “But in the months since my beloved Philip’s death, I have found great comfort in the warmth and affection of the many accolades for his life and work – from across the country, the Commonwealth and around the world,” she continued.

For them, life goes on in the meantime – among other things with the celebrations for their throne jubilee this year. In February 2022, believe it or not, it will be 70 years since Elizabeth II was crowned Queen. Great Britain celebrates this almost all year round with a wide variety of events.

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