Fergie will be ‘disappointed’ at Coronation snub after ‘ups and downs’

Fergie explains plans for King’s Coronation

Sarah Ferguson, known as Fergie, will be “disappointed” about not receiving an invite to King Charles’s Coronation, according to a royal author. The Duchess of York, 63, will watch the event at home like the majority of Brits after not receiving an invite. She will likely watch the live broadcast from the Royal Lodge which she shares with disgraced ex-Prince Andrew.

Royal author Phil Dampier told The Sun: “She cannot expect to be at the top of the royal pecking order.”

According to reports, Fergie is not among the 2,000 guests invited to the Coronation despite her knowing Charles since he was a child.

Both Prince Harry and Andrew will attend the Coronation but will not play formal roles.

Royal sources have insisted there is no ill-will towards Fergie.

But some have been left confused by the decision after she reportedly spend her first Christmas with the Royal Family at Sandringham for the first time in three decades.

She shares two daughters, Princess Beatrice, 34, and Princess Eugenie, 33, with Andrew who will be at the ceremony on May 6.

Mr Dampier added: “The Queen had a soft spot for Fergie and Charles was generous in inviting her to Christmas. But on a formal occasion, he probably feels a line has to be drawn.

“The fact is Fergie and Prince Andrew split up more than 30 years ago so she cannot expect to be at the top of the royal pecking order.”

Fergie and Andrew separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996. Prince Philip reportedly banished her from Balmoral and Sandringham after images emerged of her toes being kissed by her financial advisor John Bryan.

Despite this, Fergie and Andrew continue living together and their relationship is unclear. Last month, she revealed she did not expect to be invited to the event.

In comments thought to be aimed at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, she said: “You can’t sit on the fence and keep one foot in and one out.

“Don’t cry about not being invited to weddings. You chose to leave, now go and live it — and be it.”

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