Fergie says royal wedding snub was 'difficult'

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, speaks out about not being invited to the wedding of her nephew, Prince William, saying "it was so hard, because the last bride up that aisle was me."

Associated Press:

It was "difficult" not to be invited to last month's royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Sarah Ferguson told Oprah Winfrey.

In an interview scheduled to air Wednesday on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," the Duchess of York says she instead went to Thailand. Ferguson says she wanted to be with her daughters, who attended the wedding with their father and Ferguson's former husband, Prince Andrew.

Ferguson also told Winfrey she believes Prince William's mother, the late Princess Diana, "would be so proud of her son."

Ferguson is to have a show on Winfrey's new cable station, OWN. Winfrey is ending her talk show this month after 25 years.

Last May, Ferguson talked to Winfrey about being caught on video offering access to Prince Andrew for $724,000.


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"Fergie's daughters were not only invited, but in the wedding party. The NON-invitation, instead of insulting Sarah Ferguson, as the Royal family obviously intended, showed the Royals, themselves, as having NO CLASS. That includes the two girls, who should have stood with their mother.

    Reply#1 - Tue Nov 1, 2011 8:10 PM EDT

    Maybe they were afraid she would attempt to sell her invitation, or sell the opportunity to be her guest at the wedding. It wasn't too long before

      Reply#2 - Tue Nov 1, 2011 10:14 PM EDT
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