...By Solomon Thomas for TDPel Media.
Sarah Ferguson, the ex-wife of Prince Andrew, has not been invited to King Charles’ coronation on May 6, according to the Independent.
Despite living with her ex-husband and remaining involved in royal events, Fergie won’t be attending the historic occasion.
While Prince Andrew and his children Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice will be in attendance, Fergie will have to watch the event from home.
Some royal commentators have criticised the decision, calling it “cruel”.
Even Meghan Markle’s biographer, Omid Scobie, expressed his disappointment, saying that it is “kinda cruel” if true.
The news about Fergie’s exclusion from the guest list comes amid discussions about the attendance of other royal family members, including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
It was confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had received an invitation to the coronation, but Meghan and their children will stay in California while Prince Harry travels to the UK for the ceremony.
According to a friend of Fergie, she doesn’t want the coronation to become about her and has been supportive of Charles and Camilla.
The friend said that the whole day is about the new King and the success of his reign, and Fergie has always championed the royal family.
The Queen would undoubtedly have wanted her to be there, the friend added.
Fergie attended the Queen’s funeral but was not present at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011.
However, she was at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.