Feb 18, 2011

Here's someone who WON'T be going to the Royal wedding: Sarah Ferguson fails to make the cut

By Fay Schlesinger
Last updated at 10:22 PM on 18th February 2011
Sarah Ferguson has not been invited to the royal wedding.
About 1,900 invitations have been sent to family, dignitaries, charity workers and friends of Prince William and Kate Middleton but the Duchess of York was snubbed, royal aides confirmed yesterday.
Friends of 51-year-old Fergie claimed she ‘never expected’ to be asked and would have missed the ceremony anyway owing to ‘private plans overseas’.

Snubbed: Sarah Ferguson dropped off her daughters for a night out with other Royals on Thursday, but is not among the 1,900 guests invited to the Royal Wedding in April
She is also understood to have been reluctant to go to the ceremony ‘alone’. As cousins of William, her daughters  Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are expected to sit at the front of Westminster Abbey while their mother, who divorced Andrew 15 years ago, would have been much further back.

The snub comes after a disastrous 12 months in which the duchess faced £5million debts and tried to sell access to her ex-husband for £27,000 during a newspaper sting, horrifying the Queen.
She spent Christmas Day alone at Andrew’s Windsor home – where she still lives – after holiday plans fell through. She is never invited to join the Queen at Sandringham.
Reluctant: Fergie was understood to not want to attend the ceremony 'alone' and 'never expected' to be invited
Reluctant: Fergie was understood to not want to attend the ceremony 'alone' and 'never expected' to be invited
Despite declaring last year that she was ‘doing everything she can’ to stave off bankruptcy, her foreign jaunts have run into double figures.
Last month she was pictured fanning a wad of cash while on a shopping trip on the Caribbean island of St Barts with Robbie Williams’s wife Ayda Field.
And two days later she jetted to the exclusive ski resort of Verbier in Switzerland for a family holiday.
At that stage, Sarah was in the dark as to whether she would be invited to the wedding on April 29, friends said.
She might have hoped that pictures of her surrounded by members of the Royal Family would reinforce her status and help her cause.
But courtiers last night confirmed she has been left off the guest list.
The formal invitations were sent out this week via Royal Mail, St James’s Palace confirmed. Six workers from the Lord Chamberlain’s Office addressed and filled the envelopes.
Among the guests will be a host of ordinary citizens who have worked closely with William’s charities, including teenagers, former drug and alcohol addicts and wounded servicemen for the country’s first ‘people’s wedding’.

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