Sarah Ferguson has broken her silence after King Charles left her off the guest list for his historic May 6 crowning ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
The Duchess of York confirmed the snub to Good Morning Britain, saying that she didn’t expect an invite because it’s a state occasion and her marriage to Prince Andrew ended 27 years ago.
“Being divorced you can’t have it both ways,” Fergie told GBN on Thursday morning.
“You can’t sit on the fence, you’re either in or out. I’m enjoying being divorced to my husband not from my husband.
“I’m not there in the state occasion but that doesn’t mean I’m not there privately.”
The decision will mean that Fergie will not be sitting beside her two daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie who are 10th and 11th in line to the throne.
However, she will reportedly be a “VIP attendee” at King Charles’ coronation concert at at Windsor Castle on May 7.
A royal insider told The Sun Fergie is “delighted” to be joining the wider family for the star-studded event – which will feature international music icons Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Andrea Bocelli.
“She cherishes those more relaxed times with the family and, contrary to some reports, is fully accepting of the situation,” the insider claims.
Fergie has known the King and Queen Consort since childhood and also shared a close bond with the late Queen Elizabeth, who she called her “greatest mentor”.
Her Majesty even entrusted the Duchess with her beloved corgis Sandy and Muick after her death in September.
Royal expert Tom Bower told MailOnline Fergie’s presence at the coronation ceremony would “provoke critical comment which Charles doesn’t need”.
While royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams added that leaving the Duchess of York off the invite list was “extremely wise” because she been “an embarrassment to the royal family for many years”.
But not everyone agreed with King Charles’ move, with Meghan Markle’s unofficial spokesperson Omid Scobie taking to Twitter to slam the King’s actions as “cruel”.
“If true, this feels kinda cruel, no?” Mr Scobie tweeted.
News Source: www.skynews.com.au