Fergie opens up about William and Kate wedding snub: “I don’t think I was worthy”
Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York has spoken out about the scandal that plagued her in 2011.
The royal, who was married to Prince Andrew from 1986 until 1996 has opened up about her being left off the invitation list for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.
She shares daughter Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie with Andrew and has been a controversial figure in the royal family for decades.
She told Town & Country that being excluded from William and Kate’s wedding was not a situation that she fought.
"I didn't think I was probably worthy to go to their wedding," she told the publication.
“I took myself to Thailand, actually, to be far away from it so that I could try and heal."
Ferguson admitted to Oprah in recent years that the snub upset her greatly.
"I think what I felt was that I went through the phase of feeling so totally worthless and that (it) was quite right they didn't invite me.
“Why would they - why would they invite me?
"I felt that I ostracised myself by my behaviour, by the past, by living with all the regrets of my mistakes, that I sort of wore a hair shirt and beat myself up most of the day thinking and regretting why did I make such a mistake?"
Just a year before the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Sarah Ferguson found herself caught up in a major scandal.
She was caught by an undercover reporter who reported her attempting to sell a meeting with Prince Andrew for cash.
The fallout from this saw her being left off the guest list for the upcoming nuptials.
"It was so difficult," she went on to say.
“Because I wanted to be there with my girls, and to be getting them dressed and to go as a family. And also it was so hard because the last (royal) bride up that aisle was me."
By 2018, when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed, Fergie was back in the family's good books and received an invite.
The Duchess is enjoying being a new grandmother after the birth of grandson August to daughter Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank.
Her eldest daughter Princess Beatrice is also expecting her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi later this year.
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