Captain Ian Farquhar, who was a close friend of the king, has died.

He was 78 years old.

Ian had known the King and Queen Camilla for a long time. He had also been a rider for the Queen Mother.

Besides being a great hunter and horseman, he was also in the Queen’s Own Hussars.

Now the King has to deal with yet another blow, since he already has cancer. Lord Rothschild passed away last week. He was 87 years old.

Rose Farquhar, Ian’s daughter, was with Prince William during his gap year in 2000. They had sweet picnics in the countryside of Gloucestershire.

Ian had been renting a farmhouse on the Gloucestershire estate of King’s Highgrove for a long time.

King Charles II’s first husband, Stephen Parker Bowles, told the Daily Mail that Ian had been very sick.

Andy told them early Wednesday morning that Ian had died at Highgrove.

“As wild as a hawk when he was young, but always a lot of fun,” he said.

He said Ian would be remembered as “one of the great Master of Hounds.”

Ian was Master of the Beaufort Hunt for 34 years.

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In honor of its old master, the Beaufort Hunt wrote this on Instagram.

“It breaks our hearts to send our love and condolences to the family and friends of our own Captain Ian Farquhar,” the hunt said. It was a pleasure to have him fly us for 34 years. He died peacefully this week.

A lot of people who went hunting loved and respected him as “Captain.” He was friendly, helpful, and always ready to give great, new ideas to anyone who asked.

“He was very funny, and anyone who was lucky enough to be with him and hear about his thrilling and different life in the army and as a hunter will always remember those times.”

Captain loved his family, dogs, and hounds. We know that up there, a whole pack of dogs will be waiting for him, eager to see him again.

“He loved his country and was a gentleman to boot. He will be sorely missed.”

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