Royal Wedding: Moment Sarah Ferguson faced Prince Philip at Eugenie’s wedding
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Philip appeared to put on a united front for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s Royal wedding today in Windsor.
The mother of the bride sat directly in front of the Duke of Edinburgh in St George’s Chapel during the ceremony.
At the end of the emotional ceremony, the 58-year-old looked as if she let out a huge sigh of relief in a sign that their almost three decade feud was over.
Sarah’s former father-in-law, is said to have never forgiven her after the infamous “toe-sucking” scandal, which caused the breakdown of her marriage to his son, Prince Andrew.
The Duchess of York has been making an attempt to get back into the royal fold as the mother-of-the-bride after she was blacklisted from the firm when shocking pictures emerged of her with Texan billionaire, John Bryan.
Ahead of the big day it was revealed that Sarah was a “bag of nerves” about her showdown with the Duke.
A friend of the duchess told the Daily Telegraph: “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.”
Camilla, 71, has decided to stay away from Princess Eugenie’s big day to instead attend a Scottish school event, while other sources claim the real reason for her no-show is because she is hosting a shooting party with her friends at her home.
However, Other royal aides claim the duchess was keen to stay away due to strained relations with Eugenie’s parents, Fergie and Prince Andrew.
Camilla is understood to have “never forgotten” Prince Andrew’s lack of support for her and Prince Charles relationship, while Fergie was close friends with the future king’s ex-wife Princess Diana.
However, it was revealed that the Prince Philip agreed to appear in the official wedding photos with the Royal Family and the Duchess of York for Princess Eugenie
A royal insider told Richard Eden, Saturday Diary Editor at the Daily Mail: “Prince Philip has agreed to pose in the wedding snaps alongside Eugenie’s mother, Sarah, Duchess of York.
“It will be the first time that the pair have been pictured together in 26 years.”
The royal insider added: “Her Majesty and the Duke will be in the official photographs, just as they were in those of their other grandchildren, Peter and Zara Phillips, Prince William and Prince Harry.
“The Duke loves his granddaughter and wants her big day to be just as special as those of her cousins.”
A Buckingham Palace spokesman declined to comment at the time.
Sarah, also known as Fergie, was quick to greet royal fans by jumping out of the car and pointing excitedly to well-wishers.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK