Britain`s Fergie not invited to royal wedding: Report

Sarah Ferguson, the former wife of UK`s Prince Andrew, will not be invited to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Updated: Feb 19, 2011, 19:06 PM IST

London: Sarah Ferguson, the former wife of
Britain`s Prince Andrew, will not be invited to the wedding of
Prince William and Kate Middleton in April, her spokesman told
a newspaper on Saturday.

"She will not be attending the wedding. She never
expected to be invited or to attend. She will be overseas at
the time," he told the Daily Telegraph.

However, her daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie,
William`s cousins, are expected to be among the guests at
Westminster Abbey.

The Duchess of York, known as "Fergie", has long been
viewed as somewhat of an embarrassment to the royal family,
particularly last year when she was caught in a newspaper
sting apparently trying to sell access to her ex-husband.

She apologised for what she said was a "serious lapse in
judgement", and in a later interview with US talk show queen
Oprah Winfrey blamed alcohol and money problems.

Invitations to William and Kate`s wedding on April 29
were thought to have been sent out this week, ahead of what is
the most eagerly anticipated marriage since his late mother
Diana married Prince Charles in 1981.

PTI