Who's Not Invited
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, (divorced from Prince Andrew) won't be getting an invite to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding on April 29th, insiders say. But Sarah and Prince Andrew's daughters, Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York, will definitely be going, according to ABC news.
Sarah Ferguson, affectionately called â€œFergie,â€ will not be invited because of her divorce from the immediate Royal family and because she was caught in a sting last May when she offered direct access to Prince Andrew. Unwittingly, she told an undercover agentÂ an undercover agent who was posing as a reporter that if he gave her money, she'd make sure he'd get to Prince Andrew. The amount was to be 500,000 British pounds.Â She was filmed taking away a suitcase with $40,000 in it, which was partial payment.
Just too many years of Fergie's bad behavior, it seems. Life in the Royal Family goldfish bowl is difficult enough for someone brought up in the Royal Family.Â Even though Sarah is from an aristocratic family, both Fergie and Diana were in the Royal Family during an era when it was just much tougher to fit in.Â
And so, Fergie has had a troubled and chilly relationship with the Queen for a long, long time. And to make matters worse, her money troubles -- have gotten a lot worse, too.
In fact, she's had so many money problems lately that she may declare voluntary bankruptcy, with debts ranging somewhere between 2 and 5 million British pounds, it was reported last August.
She's a good person
In 2006, Sarah did call her American namesake, Black Eyed Peas singer Stacy Ferguson, also nicknamed Fergie, when Stacy came out with her debut album â€œThe Duchessâ€ a reference to Sarah and Stacy Ferguson sharing the same nickname.
Sarah called Stacy on the phone and said: â€œFergie? Hi, this is Fergie. Now that you've done this, you have to sing at a concert for my Children in Crisis charity."
Stacy Ferguson agreed to two charity concerts in London and New York. Sarah Ferguson is involved with many charities and has been a spokesperson for Weight Watchers, Inc.
Princess Eugenie (L) and Princess Beatrice (R) in a motorcade for the Queen's Birthday June 12, 2010.
Who Wants an Invite
The good news is that Prince Harry's on-again, off-again main squeeze, Chelsy Davy, wants an invite. The Prince, 26, and Chelsy, 25, dated for a couple of years, but it seems the couple broke up last year.
ABC news reported yesterday that Chelsy sent word to Harry that she desperately wanted an invite to the Royal bash. The Prince said he would fly over to South Africa, quite possibly to renew their relationship.
Seems as though the two former love birds might be cozying up again. One wonders if Chelsy Davy might just be the one for Harry.
So, will Prince Harry be the next Royal to marry? Stay tuned.
*What do you think about Sarah Ferguson? What do you think about Prince Harry? What do you think about all the gossip about the Royal Family since Prince Charles married Diana? Do you think living in the public eye makes it more difficult for the women who marry into the Royal Family?
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