Sarah Ferguson close to Jean-Paul Belmondo: Why did she not attend the funeral?

On September 10, the funeral of Jean-Paul Belmondo took place in the church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris. His family and friends were present to surround the famous actor. Sarah Ferguson, although close to the Belmondo clan, was missing. Paris Match reveals why.

Claude Lelouch, Alain Delon, Paul Vernier … many personalities and friends of Jean-Paul Belmondo were present on September 10 at the funeral of the actor at the church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris. Among the absentees of mark was Sarah Ferguson. However, the mother of Beatrice and Eugenie would have wanted to attend the funeral of “Bebel”, she says to Paris Match in its issue published this Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Only the Duchess of York was staying at that time in Scotland and the restrictions related to Covid prevented her from going to France.

A disappointment for the ex-wife of Prince Andrew, very close to the Belmondo clan. She is particularly close friends with Florence Belmondo, the youngest daughter of Jean-Paul Belmondo with whom she shared the same boarding school in England. “I have good memories of our vacations in Antigua with Jean-Paul” she tells Paris Match. “He was very funny, very French,” said the 62-year-old Duchess of York. Sarah Ferguson was also spotted in October 2021 alongside Annabelle Belmondo, 33, the actor’s granddaughter.

In Scotland with Queen Elizabeth

Always very close to her mother-in-law Elizabeth II, Sarah Ferguson was in Scotland precisely with the queen. “She is well. She is my icon,” she says in the columns of Paris Match. “When I see her, I pinch myself to remember how lucky I am. She is an extraordinary woman,” she adds. The Duchess of York also maintains an unfailing complicity and a strong friendship with the Queen’s youngest son, Prince Andrew, with whom she was married for 10 years from 1986 to 1996. When she resides in England, Sarah Ferguson even stays at Royal Lodge, the property of Prince Andrew.

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