Sarah Ferguson is animated as she promoted her books in London after claiming she was not invited to King Charles’ upcoming coronation due to “previous conduct.”
The Duchess of York attended the London Book Fair in Olympia today, where she discussed her various works of fiction, including her novels and children’s books.
And the 63-year-old royal seemed lively as she talked about her writing during a meet and greet session at the literary event.
Opting for a simple yet classy look, she wore a black belted blazer with a mandarin collar over a red and black maxi skirt.
Sarah completed the ensemble with a pair of black suede knee-high heeled boots, an elegant half-up, half-down hairstyle and classic make-up look.
Sarah Ferguson (pictured) looked animated as she attended the London Book Fair in Olympia today
The royal family has recently made a number of appearances while promoting its most recent novel A very intriguing lady.
During an interview, she revealed that she was happy that her writing career had taken off, which gave her another claim to fame in addition to her marriage to the royal family.
In an interview with OK! magazine, the royal family said her new career meant that marrying the Firm was no longer her “only claim to fame.”
She said: ‘I am very proud to have started a new career at the age of sixty.
“Not many people get that chance. Now being married into the royal family isn’t my only claim to fame, I’m an author who made the Sunday Times Best Sellers List. It feels like this is my time. It’s very liberating.’
Sarah’s appearance at today’s book fair follows recent reports that the royal family will not be attending King Charles’s coronation next month.
It was reported last week that the Duchess of York will not be attending the event next month – despite the fact that Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie will be there.
And experts claimed King Charles decided not to invite Sarah to the historic event because she is a “shy” and is no longer a member of the Royal family.
The 63-year-old royal wore a chic blazer with a black belt and a red and black maxi skirt for her performance today
According to the Duchess (pictured today promoting her work in London), she feels “very proud” to have embarked on a new career at 60.
Royal commentator Tom Bower previously told MailOnline that Sarah had excluded herself because of her previous “behavior”.
He added that her presence would “provoke critical comments that Charles does not need.”
And expert Richard Fitzwilliams praised the king’s “extremely wise” decision as it “has embarrassed the royal family for years.”
But the apparent decision has taken some royal viewers by surprise — with Meghan’s friend Omid Scobie tweeting, “If true, this feels kind of cruel, doesn’t it?”
Speaking of Sarah’s absence, Mr Bower said she will be left out ‘because she is not a member of the royal family’.
‘Her time’: Creating a new career in her 60s has been described as ‘liberating’ by the royal family, who say this feels like her time
Stylish: The royals looked chic when they showed up in London today (pictured), opting for a belted black blazer
Her most recent book is the Sunday Times historical bestseller A Most Intriguing Lady (Sarah is pictured today with the novel in London)
He added that she had excluded herself “because of her past conduct” and said: “Her presence would provoke critical remarks that Charles does not need.”
One of Sarah’s most embarrassing moments was when photos were published showing her toes being sucked by her financial advisor John Bryan at her holiday villa in St Tropez.
The pair were also seen kissing, embracing and frolicking in the pool.
She also reportedly had a split with her once close friend, Princess Diana, after she claimed she developed verrucas after borrowing a pair of her shoes.
Sarah has previously described her writing career as “liberating,” as she created a profile for herself outside of the royal family.
They were reportedly still not talking at the time of Diana’s death in 1997.
And in 2010, she apologized after being secretly admitted and offered to sell access to Andrew in exchange for £500,000.
Mr Fitzwilliams told MailOnline: ‘The decision not to invite Sarah Ferguson is extremely wise and should be applauded. She has been an embarrassment to the royal family for years.
She gives embarrassing interviews over and over again, there seems to be no end to it.
“Sometimes a dignified silence is required, which she seems incapable of.”
Sarah attended the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey last September, but was not one of 30 guests for Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021.
Despite royal pundits claiming the Duchess may not have been on the coronation invitation list due to previous “embarrassing” behaviour, she appeared in good form today
One of the characters created by the prolific writer is Little Red (Photo: Sarah holds a doll of the Little Red character as she speaks at a book show in London)
She was spotted for the for the first time since news broke that she would not be attending the coronation this weekend.
Sarah made a solemn figure when she was seen leaving the Royal Lodge in Windsor following the censure.
The 63-year-old was seen in the passenger seat of a Range Rover driven by her ex-husband Prince Andrew.
The mother-of-two was dressed casually in a tan blazer, shirt and black round glasses.
Meanwhile, Prince Andrew, 63, wore a navy blue jumper over a red shirt as he 4×4 out of the complex.