King Charles’ “invitation to Fergie to celebrate Christmas with the family” is an “olive branch” from his brother, the Monarch. But it wouldn’t have been allowed while Prince Philip lived, as a royal biographer claims.
Sarah Ferguson, who split from Prince Andrew thirty years ago, will be invited to Christmas with the Royal Family.
Fergie (63), is believed to have been invited by Sandringham to join the royals during the festive period. She may even be invited to make a public display with her ex-husband, who was convicted of cheating her, during the traditional Christmas morning stroll to St Mary Magdalene Church.
Phil Dampier, Royal expert and biographer said to MailOnline that Charles’ invitation was a sign of his being ‘forgiving & kind’.
Prince Andrew, Fergie and their two daughters Princesses Beatrice (left) and Eugenie (right)
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson pictured with Eugenie and Beatrice at the Windsor Horse Show
“This looks like an olive tree from King Charles to his brother who is out in the cold,” Mr Dampier stated.
‘He Charles is still part of the family, and Fergie invited Charles to invite her ex-wife Fergie. It looks like Charles is being generous and kind.
“It wouldn’t have happened while Prince Philip wasn’t alive. Fergie spent many Christmases alone at Wood Farm, while the royals were in the big house.
“Andy and Fergie have grown-up daughters with their own children so it makes sense that they all be invited, even the Duchess.
Andrew will be pleased, but Sarah and I don’t think they will ever get married again.
After the 1992 split, Fergie was banned by the Royals from spending Christmas with her family.
After the Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine maxwell sex-trafficking scandals, the duke lost his royal rights.
Prince Andrew seen driving through Windsor Castle’s grounds Monday
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, photographed on their wedding day in 1986 at Westminster Abbey
Andrew, Fergie and their kids, Princesses Beatrice & Eugenie at Rupert Maitland Titterton’s and Sarah Mason’s 1995 wedding
The Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine maxwell sex-trafficking scandals have led to the removal of royal duties from the duke.
Andrew Ferguson, Sarah Ferguson and their children Princesses Beatrice & Eugenie in 1997
Wood Farm is being prepared to accommodate Andrew, Fergie, and their daughters Beatrice & Eugenie.
A Sandringham source told The Sun‘Andrew is not allowed to be in public, but you cannot ban him from Christmas with your family. Sandringham staff were given the task of preparing Wood Farm for the entire York family.
“Sarah was not allowed to attend the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day family celebrations when she separated from Andrew while Philip and Queen were still alive.
“For 30 years, she used Christmas dinner by herself.” However, things have changed.
If Fergie accepts the invitation she will join Sandringham’s White Room royals in gift-shopping.
The dinner will be followed with a black tie sit-down dinner.
This is after Andrew was spotted at Windsor in his Range Rover on Monday. A former head of royal protective called him an ‘overinflated egotist’ for wanting to keep his armed officers guarded.
The Duke of York, 62, looked stressed as he drove his green 4×4 around the Berkshire town, where he still lives with his ex-wife Fergie, amid claims he was left fuming after being informed by government ministers that his £3million-a-year armed police guards were to be axed from December in the wake of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal.
A working royal, the King’s brother used to be entitled to a taxpayer-funded security team consisting of armed officers who accompanied him when he visited Windsor.
Wood Farm is being prepared to accommodate Andrew, Fergie, and their daughters
The Duke was still reeling from the backlash following his interview about the ‘car accident’ with Emily Maitlis, BBC. Pictured: Andrew interviewed by Newsnight
Mike Tindall will also be invited to attend the I’m A Celebrity appearance.
The January decision to remove Prince Andrew from his official duties indicated that there are no plans for him returning as a senior royal. And the latest move confirms that Andrew now faces a much tougher stance with Charles than he did when dealing with the Queen.
This was after details about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein emerged, as well as the embarrassing Newsnight interview in the Newsnight interview where he denied sexually assaulting Virginia Giuffre.
Mike Tindall, who appeared on I’m A Celebrity, is expected to be invited to Christmas.
After watching Jill Scott be crowned Queen of Jungle, the 44 year-old rugby player looked happy as he spent Monday with his family.
Mike was joined at the park by Zara, his 41-year-old wife, and their three children, Mia (8, Lena (4, and Luca (20 months), respectively).
They are unlikely to be invited by the Sussexes.