Sarah Ferguson Wasn’t Invited To King Charles’ Coronation
Earlier this week, Buckingham Palace confirmed that Prince Harry would be attending King Charles’ coronation, but Meghan Markle and kids Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet would not. Mystery solved, case closed, let’s all get back to our boring lives and stop worrying about the coronation guest list. BUT WAIT. The Independent is now reporting that Sarah Ferguson did not get an invite. I repeat, Original Fergie has been snubbed! The Independent calls the exclusion “slightly surprising” because everybody knows it’s proper etiquette to invite your disgraced pervert brother’s shady ex-wife to your late-in-life crowning.
The Independent says that Fergie “will have to watch the 6 May celebrations at Westminster Abbey on TV.” How humiliating. The outlet adds that the snub is surprising because Fergie’s live-in ex, Prince Andrew, was recently invited to Windsor by Charles over Easter. And then there’s the fact that her daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, will be in attendance. A source claims Fergie isn’t mad, but, like, she’s been super supportive of Charles and Her Royal Sidepiece, and it was basically THE QUEEN’S dying wish that she could be there:
“She has been hugely supportive of Charles and Camilla and does not want this to become about her,” a friend said. “The whole day is about the new King and the success of his reign but she has always championed the royal family and the Queen undoubtedly would have wanted her to be there.”
The friend adds that THE QUEEN found Sarah “warm and loyal, almost to a fault, and also found her amusing.” But one of the bazillion royal experts in Britain claims the snub ain’t personal:
Royal commentator Ingrid Stewart told The Independent that the decision to not invite Fergie is “not a matter of personal preference but protocol”.
“Fergie has not been invited to any official royal events since her divorce. As the ex-wife she would not expect to be invited,” she said.
Last week, Fergie went on Loose Women and claimed she didn’t expect to get an invitation. via People:
“I personally will be having a little tearoom and coronation chicken sandwich and putting out the bunting, that’s what I’m going to be doing. Because that would make me very happy,” she said on April 5. “I also love to watch it on the telly because you hear a lot on the telly. The commentators are always good. And then all the family come back.”
“Because, remember, I am divorced from him,” Sarah continued, referencing her relationship with ex-husband Prince Andrew. “I don’t expect — you can’t have it both ways. You can’t be divorced and then say, ‘I want this.’ You’re in or you’re out.”
But what about Prince Andrew? Is he invited? People says he’s expected to attend, but The Daily Mail says it’s unclear. They say that if Andrew does show up, he won’t play a “significant part in the proceedings” and he definitely won’t make an appearance on the balcony.
Fascinating. Now, forget etiquette, forget estrangements, forget sexual assault allegations… why don’t we ask THE QUEEN’S GHOST what she thinks about the guest list? Remember, Fergie Ferg claims her former mother-in-law haunts the corgis she and Andrew inherited upon her death; those bitches have a direct line to the afterlife. So let’s get Sylvia Browne over to Windsor’s Royal Lodge, STAT! Oh, Sylvia’s dead too? Then get the Long Island Medium over to Sylvia Browne’s grave, STAT!
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