Harry Herbert said on Monday his decision to part from Al Shaqab was a natural consequence of the expansion of his own business and was unconnected to the news in January that some trainers were having trouble getting their bills paid by the Qatari operation. Herbert was appointed racing adviser to Sheikh Joaan at the end of 2013, a position he will quit at the end of next month.
The Queen was so concerned about Diana in her low points that she took a friend aside quietly at Balmoral to check on her welfare, a new documentary has revealed. Harry Herbert, whose father was the 7th Earl of Carnarvon and racing manager to the Queen, said: “I had a talk to the Queen about it at Balmoral...After a lunch at Balmoral and going [on a walk] up high and looking down onto this beautiful setting of heather and Castle, and an incredibly important chat. A very personal chat..."