Sarah Ferguson Gets Why She Wasn't Invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton's Wedding

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Sarah Ferguson Gets Why She Wasn't Invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton's Wedding

Back in 2011, there was one very famous royal missing from the guest list at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding: Sarah Ferguson, aka Fergie, the Duchess of York. Die-hard royal-watchers saw it as a major slight to one of the most prominent royals, though an incident with News of the World could have explained why she wasn't there. In a new interview, Ferguson explained that she felt like she wasn't "worthy" of an invite and shared where she went instead (spoiler: it was far, far away).

Entertainment Tonight notes that before Will and Kate's big day, Fergie promised a News of the World reporter the chance to speak to Prince Andrew for £500,000 (about $690,000). Because of that scandal, Fergie notes, she figured she wouldn't have the honor of attending her nephew's wedding.

"I didn't think I was probably worthy to go to their wedding," Ferguson told Town & Country. "I took myself to Thailand, actually, to be far away from it so that I could try and heal."

Sarah Ferguson
Sarah Ferguson

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And while Ferguson didn't make it to that royal wedding, she did attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nuptials. She said it was a great feeling to be involved and that everyone made her feel welcome.

"It was very kind of them, and I can't thank them enough for doing that because it was nerve-wracking," she said, adding that hearing the spectator's cheers felt "quite extraordinary."

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