Sarah Ferguson gets the royal snub, left off the guest list for Meghan Markle and Harry's reception
Ferguson might have been excluded from the evening festivities, but her former husband Prince Andrew along with daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are still attending
Sarah Ferguson, who is widely known as Duchess Fergie, has received the royal snub when it comes to attending the wedding ceremony and all the events that follow for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's upcoming nuptials on May 19. The former royal apparently failed to receive an invite for an evening do which is being hosted by Harry's father Prince Charles in order to honor Harry and Meghan's wedding.
Although Prince Harry had earlier reportedly intervened and asked for his aunt to be present at both his wedding as well as the reception, it looks like Prince Charles had his own way with the invite and did not send one to Ferguson for the evening reception, reportedly being attended by 250 guests only.
Ferguson might have been excluded from the evening festivities, but her former husband Prince Andrew and their daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are still expected to attend the reception.
The 58-year-old is extremely close to Prince Harry because of her daughters and has even met Meghan on various occasions. However, Prince Charles is still not ready to let go of the tensions between her and the royal family.
According to reports, Ferguson and Prince Charles' rivalry stems from a lot of embarrassing episodes that she heaped on the royal family, ranging from selling information about her husband Prince Andrews' personal life to having an alleged affair with her financial advisor and getting caught in a compromising situation with him in front of paparazzi.
"She was famously photographed with her financial advisor and she was wearing a bikini in some garden in the south of France and he appeared to be sucking her toes," royal biographer Penny Juror said in an ITV documentary titled "The Royal Wives of Windsor".
"She was at Balmoral when those photographs came out. The family came down for breakfast and there was Fergie in this shocking scene and that was the end." This was believed to be one of the major reasons why Ferguson got divorced from Prince Andrew in the first place.
Even though Ferguson and Prince Andrew separated ways in 1996, they continue to share a home and live together at the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park. An insider spoke about Ferguson getting snubbed by Prince Charles to Daily Mail, saying “Numbers are limited to the evening party, she is not a member of the Royal Family anymore and Prince Charles simply doesn’t have time for her."
He also added, “He just can’t see why she is still such a big part of his brother’s life.”
This is not the first time Ferguson has been given the cold shoulder treatment by the royal household. Back in 2011, the Duchess had not received an invite to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding and had taken off on a spa weekend in Thailand to be away from the wedding party.