Tue, 9 Oct, 2018
The Queen’s rules for Sarah Ferguson at royal wedding
After years of being shunned by the royal family for her misdemeanours during her marriage to Prince Andrew, Sarah Ferguson will have the opportunity to mingle with her ex-husband’s family once again at her daughter’s royal wedding.
The royal clan are all set to gather for Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel on October 12.
And to make sure the day runs smoothly, the Queen has put special measures in place for 58-year-old Fergie, reported Woman’s Day.
A palace aide told the publication: “Fergie has been told she has to sit on Jack's family's side at the chapel.”
"She's also been banned from making a speech, as much as Eugenie would have liked her to, out of fear she may say something untoward or make subtle digs at the family."
Fergie has also been instructed to avoid three members of the royal family on the day, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Princess Anne.
"Some of the royals have very much forgiven Fergie for her misdemeanours, but the likes of Prince Philip and Princess Anne still don't see her point of view," another palace source explained.
"Harry and Meghan invited her to their wedding ceremony, but it was very telling that she didn't get an invitation to their reception – and William and Kate didn't welcome her at all!"
"Of course, the Queen would not actually disallow Fergie from attending her own daughter's wedding, but she's wary disaster could strike if the duchess doesn't behave herself."
The Duchess of York’s most infamous scandal was when she was pictured getting her toes sucked by oil tycoon John Bryan prior to her divorce to Prince Andrew in 1996.
In 2010, she was also filmed offering an undercover reporter access to her ex-husband for money.