Sarah Ferguson breaks silence to reveal why she's not invited to King Charles' coronation
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Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has explained why she's not been invited to the coronation of King Charles III.
Coronation day is on 6 May, otherwise known as just over a couple of weeks away, and a guest list of around 2,000 people has been drawn up with people from all over the world invited to attend.
Most of the royal family will be there, though Meghan Markle will not be attending as she will be staying home with children Archie and Lilibet, with it being Archie's birthday on the same day as the coronation.
Many of Camilla's family will also be in attendance, while royals from other countries have also been invited too and there will be plenty of politicians in the crowd to boot.
Representatives of governments around the world will be attending the coronation where they'll rub shoulders with some famous faces including David and Victoria Beckham, Joanna Lumley and Rowan Atkinson.
However, Fergie won't be attending the event and she's explained exactly why she won't be there at the ceremony, despite knowing King Charles for most of his life and still being close with the family.
"I'm not invited because it's a state occasion. Being divorced you can't have it both ways. I am enjoying being divorced with my husband - not from my husband," she told Good Morning Britain.
"I am close with King Charles and Camilla. The great thing at this moment is the unify of family. In private I can be there. It's a great feeling to be part of the family."
Sarah Ferguson will instead be watching the event on TV at Royal Lodge, the home she shares with ex-husband Prince Andrew.
She also told Loose Women that she'd be 'putting out the bunting' at home and will be enjoying the commentary provided on the coronation.
That doesn't mean she won't be able to attend any of the proceedings, as the day afterwards she's expected to be at Windsor Castle, with daughters Beatrice and Eugenie also said to be attending.
Also invited to the coronation are members of the public, including around 450 'covid heroes' and key workers who went above and beyond during the pandemic.
They include a 13-year-old boy who slept in a tent for three years to raise money for his grandma's hospice during the pandemic and a professional chef who taught cookery classes during the lockdown.
The coronation begins at 11am on 6 May, with events planned up until 8 May including a concert, a 'big lunch and a volunteering event'.