Sarah Ferguson, who had a detailed relationship with Queen Elizabeth II, has not attended any royal occasions for the reason that queen’s dying on Sept. 8.
Regardless of her absence, the Duchess of York, fondly often called Fergie, will attend the state funeral, royal professional Shannon Felton Spence instructed Fox Information Digital.
“She’ll be on the funeral, however the place she will likely be sitting will likely be fascinating,” Spence mentioned. “She’s not an official member of the royal household anymore. So I do not suppose she’ll be sitting subsequent to Andrew.”
“We noticed the wives within the automobiles behind the procession, however not Fergie,” Spence identified, referencing the automobile procession that adopted Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin to Westminster Corridor on Wednesday. “That’s the place you’ll be able to see the truth that they’re divorced, although they nonetheless dwell collectively and are so shut.”
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Royal professional Hilary Fordwich famous that if Prince Andrew and Fergie have been nonetheless married, her position within the funeral preparations wouldn’t be “outstanding.”
“Even when she have been nonetheless married to Prince Andrew, she’s not going to have a outstanding position,” Fordwich instructed Fox Information Digital. “I’ll simply say that you just’re actually solely seeing these which might be the present spouses. Do not forget, she’s not a present partner of the Duke of York.”
“They’ve an excellent relationship for being a divorced couple,” she added. “And she or he’s been very supportive to him, however even when they have been married, you would not be seeing her by his aspect.”
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson married in 1986 and divorced in 1996, months prior to now King Charles would divorce Princess Diana.
Andrew and Fergie share two kids, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
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Following their break up, Fergie saved up a detailed relationship with Queen Elizabeth II. The Duchess of York shared a heartfelt tribute to the queen shortly following Elizabeth’s dying.
“I’m heartbroken by the passing of Her Majesty the Queen,” Fergie wrote on social media. “She leaves behind a unprecedented legacy: probably the most implausible instance of responsibility and repair and steadfastness, and a continuing steadying presence as our head of state for greater than 70 years.”
“She has given her complete life selflessly to the individuals of the UK & the Commonwealth,” she added. “To me, she was probably the most unbelievable mother-in-law and buddy. I’ll all the time be grateful to her for the generosity she confirmed me in remaining near me even after my divorce.
“I’ll miss her greater than phrases can categorical.”
Ferguson’s shut relationship with the queen might have stemmed from the shortage of relationship along with her personal mom. The Duchess of York’s mother died in a automobile crash in 1998 after divorcing Ferguson’s father and remarrying.
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“I feel to myself that actually, my mother-in-law has been extra of a mom to me than my mom. [She’s] by no means faltered,” Fergie beforehand mentioned about Queen Elizabeth II on an episode of the “Tea with Twiggy” podcast in 2021.
“I completely suppose there isn’t any better mentor,” she added. “The consistency of Her Majesty has been an amazing honor. An enormous honor. Makes me need to cry.”
Fox Information Digital’s Ashley Papa contributed to this report.