Well, this is a bit awkward! Sarah Ferguson, the former wife of Prince Andrew and without a doubt one of the most scandal-prone members of the British royal family, has been reportedly snubbed ahead Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s royal wedding by her ex-brother-in-law Prince Charles.
While the mother of Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie is on Harry and Meghan’s 600-person guest list for their St George’s Chapel wedding ceremony, she is rumored to be missing out on the more exclusive evening soiree — a bash hosted by Prince Charles at Frogmore House.
Sarah (left) with Harry (center) and Princess Diana.
An insider told the Daily Mail, “Numbers are limited to the evening party, she is not a member of the royal family any more and Prince Charles simply doesn’t have time for her. He just can’t see why she is still such a big part of his brother’s life.”
Prince Harry is believed to have personally intervened to ensure that his aunt was on the guest list, following years of her being kept at arm’s length by the royals. He is close to her daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, and she is said to have already met Meghan, too. She was famously missed off the guest list for Prince William’s 2011 nuptials to Kate Middleton.
Indeed, the former Duchess of York still lives with Prince Andrew at Royal Lodge in Windsor and the couple enjoy a close friendship, despite getting divorced two decades ago. Relations towards her have thawed enough in recent years to see her appearing in the royal box at Ascot and on the family holiday to Balmoral, too.
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This post was written by Rebecca Cope. It originally appeared on our sister site, Grazia Daily.