Royal bust-up: The TWO reasons Prince Philip may SKIP Princess Eugenie’s wedding
Sarah Ferguson is “very nervous” about Prince Philip attending her daughter’s Royal Wedding day and was told not to “go over the top” to get through the day, a royal insider revealed.
Sarah, also known as Fergie, is afraid of fuelling the long-standing row between the Duke of Edinburgh and her, it was claimed.
As Princess Eugenie’s Royal Wedding approaches, she is growing increasingly concerned about spending time near her once father-in-law, who is believed to attend the ceremony.
A royal insider told The Mail on Sunday: “It won’t be easy. Philip and Sarah will be in relatively close proximity to each other and Sarah’s very nervous about it.”
Her fear of being next to the Duke has pushed people near Fergie to advise her on how to behave during the day, according to the Sunday newspaper.
It won’t be easy. Philip and Sarah will be in relatively close proximity to each other and Sarah’s very nervous about it
A royal insider
The source said: “People have been giving her some friendly advice.
“As long as she doesn’t go over the top on the day, it should all be fine.”
The royal feud started in the early 1990s, when Fergie and her then-husband, Prince Andrew, announced their separation.
But the Duchess became the Royal Family pariah after intimate pictures of Texan financial adviser John Bryan and her were published by tabloids all over the world.
In 1992, the pair were photographed on a sun lounger, with Mr Bryan sucking Fergie’s toe despite her still being married to the Duke of York.
The entire Royal Family was badly hit by the scandal, but Prince Philip is the one who is believed to be still mad at the 58-year-old.
According to sources close to the Winsdors, the Duke is still so rancorous about the shame brought upon Buckingham Palace by Fergie’s actions he can’t even stay in the same house as her.
After Sarah visited the Queen at her summer Scottish residence in August, a Balmoral source told the Mail on Sunday: “Her Majesty often has the Duchess for a few days at Balmoral early in her annual summer holiday there, but Prince Philip does not like being in the same building as her.”
But the Duke looks set to put his resentment aside and attend his beloved granddaughter’s wedding with Jack Brooksbank.
The royal insider revealed that, if Prince Philip’s health allows him, he will without doubt head to St George’s Chapel on October 12.
They said: “He absolutely adores Eugenie.
“He can’t stand up for very long, which makes church services hard work, and he can’t stand Fergie, but he wants to see Eugenie married and, if he is fit enough to be there, he will be there.”
Despite being in good health, the 97-year-old Duke has undergone a hip replacement operation earlier this year, which could make standing and sitting for a long time a problem.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK