The coronation of Charles III attracted worldwide attention on Saturday 6 May. Almost the entire British royal family was in attendance at Westminster Abbey. Sarah Ferguson, the former sister-in-law of the monarch, was not invited to the event. After the ceremony, Prince Andrew’s ex-wife told the press how emotional she was.
Sarah Ferguson was not invited to the coronation, and she is surely the one who took it the best. Officially divorced from Prince Andrew since 1996, the redhead knew a long time ago that she would certainly not be a priority on the guest list for the coronation of her ex-brother-in-law and Queen Camilla. In an interview with OK Magazine! the mother of princesses Beatrice and Eugenie made it known that she would be attending the historic ceremony from her living room. On Saturday 6 May, as all eyes were on London, it was only natural that The Independent went to meet her to get her thoughts on the event.
The Duchess of York said she was “moved to tears” as she watched the coronation of Charles III from her sofa. “I felt a great sense of pride in our new king and queen,” she told the British newspaper, before praising the organisation of the event and its symbols. “Like billions of other people, I was fascinated by what I saw: the heritage and traditions of Britain paraded before the world, thanks to a royal family whose history is ancient, but whose outlook is modern,” stressed the woman who, for ten years, was the daughter-in-law of Elizabeth II and Prince Consort Philip. I am very proud of my own family. Long live the King!”
Sarah Ferguson “proud” of the British Royal Family
As early as this Friday 5 May, Sarah Ferguson had shared her excitement at the prospect of Charles and Camilla being crowned, via her Instagram account. “I hope you’ve got the garlands out for tomorrow’s coronation. I have,” she wrote in a caption to a series of photos showing one of the late Queen’s heirloom corgis sitting next to a well-stocked table. “I made a tea fit for a king and shared it with the residents of Manor Care Home in Windsor to help them celebrate. Have a great weekend,” she also explained.
A few weeks ago, “Fergie” was invited to appear on ITV’s Good Morning Britain to promote her new erotic novel and to talk about her relationship with the monarchy. The grandmother of August Brooksbank and Sienna Mapelli Mozzi used her live appearance to deny rumours that she was angry at Charles III for not inviting her to the coronation. “It’s a state event and, being divorced, I don’t think you can have your cake and eat it too,” she admitted, although she will be in the front row for the concert on Sunday 7 May at Windsor Castle.
Sarah Ferguson is not the only “ex” member of the royal family to have been left out of the event: Lady Diana’s brother, Earl Charles Spencer, was not on the guest list either.
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