SARAH FERGUSON is invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in a bid to heal family ties, it has been claimed. It was previously reported that the Duchess of York, mother to Princess Eugenie and Beatrice, would not be attending. She was not invited to Kate Middleton and Prince William’s 2011 wedding. But why was the Duchess snubbed in the first place?
Sarah Ferguson has been invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding after reports that the 33-year-old Prince was adamant that his aunt should not be on the guest list.
However, Fergie, 58, is welcome at the event. Express.co.uk revealed the news that Sarah Ferguson would be attending the wedding last night.
It is said this decision has been made in a bid to heal broken family ties caused by Fergie and her former husband Prince Andrew’s divorce.
Meghan Markle, 36, and Harry will may at St George’s Chael Windsor in May.
Sarah Ferguson was not invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011.
Instead of attending the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, 35 and 36 respectively, the redhead fled to an exotic location.
A month after the wedding, in an interview on The Oprah Winfrey Show, she revealed she fled the UK for Thailand after never receiving an invite to the wedding.
She said: “I was not invited, and I chose to go and be in Thailand in a place called Camelia and…the jungle embraced me.”
Why has Sarah Ferguson, who is also not invited to spend Christmas with the Royal Family, been snubbed in the past?
It is thought that relations spoiled after Fergie and Prince Andrew’s very public divorce, fuelled by cheating claims.
Sarah also revealed on Oprah: “I wanted to be there with my girls and…to be getting them dressed and to go as a family.
“And also it was so hard because the last bride up that aisle was me.”
It had been thought that Sarah Ferguson would not attend, with Michael Cole, former TV Court Correspondent for the BBC, telling Express.co.uk it was unlikely she would attend, especially if Prince Philip is also there.
He said: “It is his practice to veto any suggestion that his former daughter-in-law be permitted to participate in any formal affair involving the Royal Family.
“I would expect Sarah to watch on the box from her residence in Windsor Great Park, her presence unrequited b protocol or the Royal Family, like the rest of us.
“After all, St George’s Chapel seats only 800 and it will be enough for Sarah Ferguson’s amour propre that her daughters and husband are present.”