Sarah Ferguson—the ex-wife of King Charles’ younger brother, Prince Andrew, and the mother of Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie—will not be at the Coronation on May 6 at Westminster Abbey, People reports. The outlet reports that she was not invited to the event, but that Andrew is expected to be there.
Ferguson previously said in an ITV interview that she didn’t expect to be at the Coronation and said her plans for the day include “having a little tearoom and Coronation chicken sandwich and putting out the bunting, that’s what I’m going to be doing,” she said. “Because that would make me very happy. I also love to watch it on the telly because you hear a lot on the telly. The commentators are always so good. And then all the family come back.”
Ferguson seemingly understood her not being invited, telling ITV “Because, remember, I am divorced from him,” she said. “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.”
Despite not going to the Coronation, Ferguson maintains a warm relationship with Charles, Camilla, and the royal family, People reports. She was invited to spend both Christmas and Easter with them.
“I’m very supportive of the King and the Queen Consort, and I really am glad to do whatever it takes to support them on their road ahead,” Ferguson said this past March.
Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.
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