ROYAL FEUD: Camilla SNUBS Royal Wedding because of ‘tensions with Fergie and Andrew’
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will snub Princess Eugenie’s Royal Wedding because of her long-running feud with the bride-to-be’s parents Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, according to explosive royal claims.
As 850 guests gather in Windsor to witness the pomp and pageantry of Princess Eugenie’s big day, Prince Charles’ wife will be at a Scottish school instead.
Royal sources have even suggested the real reason for the duchess’ no show is because she would rather host a shooting party at her Scottish home.
But her apparent snub has sparked speculation of a royal rift between senior members of the royal family, at a time when the firm, especially the younger members, are riding a wave of popularity.
Sources close to the family say Camilla “hasn’t forgotten” that Prince Andrew failed to speak up as she and Charles struggled for acceptance of their relationship following the death of Princess Diana.
While Camilla and Princess Eugenie’s mother, Sarah Ferguson, have never seen eye to eye as the Duchess of York was close friends with Princess Diana.
A royal aide told the Daily Mail: “Camilla has always felt Andrew could have done more.
“The Queen listens to Andrew and he could have helped his brother at a time when he had few allies within the family.
Camilla has always felt Andrew could have done more
“In fact, I would go so far as to say he was deeply unhelpful when support would have meant a huge amount to her and the Prince.
“Looking back to when there was little public sympathy for Charles and Camilla, if not open hostility, it was a case of Andrew playing politics. Camilla hasn’t forgotten.”
Clarence House said Camilla has “previous commitments” to attend a local school harvest festival near her home in Balmoral.
She refused to change her plans despite pleas from Eugenie, Prince Andrew and Sarah, according to another source.
The source said: “Eugenie and her parents wanted her to change her mind. But Camilla said she had a prior commitment and couldn’t.”
But another royal aide has claimed the real reason for her no-show is because she is hosting a shooting party with her friends at her home.
A source told the Daily Telegraph: “The truth is that Camilla has a house party for a few friends.
“They are arriving on Friday and will be there over the weekend.
“The date of the wedding was known eight months ago so it’s strange Camilla organised her house party this weekend.”
Camilla’s decision to miss Princess Eugenie’s wedding is said to have left her mother, Sarah, worried.
A friend added: “Sarah is already a bag of nerves and Camilla’s decision won’t help.
“She is worried about the reception she will get from Prince Philip and now there will be a bit of a frosty atmosphere with Prince Charles.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK