Sarah Ferguson revealed she will not be at the coronation because she is separated from Prince Andrew.
The Duchess of York, 63, revealed ‘you can’t have it both ways’ when talking to Kate Garraway and Adil Ray on Good Morning Britain on Thursday.
She said, “I’m not going, it’s a state event, and being divorced, I don’t think you can have it both ways.”
“I’m divorced and I really like being separated from my ex-husband, not from him but from him, it’s important to make a distinction.
“Just because I’m not there at the state event but privately I can be there and that’s a wonderful feeling to be a part of it really is and like I said you can’t have both you have to don’t do it. sit on the fence where you are in or out, don’t mess around.’
Sarah Ferguson revealed she will not be at the coronation as she is separated from Prince Andrew on Good Morning Britain
Speaking of King Charles and Queen Camilla, she revealed that they “did an exceptional job of uniting the family.”
She said, “The beauty of this moment in time is the unity of the family, and I think Charles and Camilla are doing an exceptional job of uniting the family.
It was reported last week that the Duchess is not expected to attend the event next month – despite the fact that Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie will be there.
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?”
Sarah, who she split from Prince Andrew, said: ‘You can’t have both, you’re in or out’
Sarah opened for Kate Garraway and Adil Ray on ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Thursday
Speaking of Sarah’s absence, Mr Bower said she will be left out ‘because she is not a member of the royal family’.
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 vacation villa in St. Tropez, while also showing them kissing, hugging and frolicked 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. 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.
Sarah said she ‘will be there’ for King Charles and Camilla ‘privately’, saying it’s a wonderful feeling to be part of the family
The Duchess said that if you’re separated in the royal family you “can’t have it both ways, you can’t sit on the fence where you’re in or out, don’t mess around”
Speaking of King Charles and Queen Camilla, she revealed that they “did an exceptional job of uniting the family”
Sarah with the late Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Andrew at the 1987 Royal Windsor Horse Show
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.
She was not invited to Prince William and Kate’s wedding in 2011, saying she went on holiday to Thailand instead – but did attend Harry and Meghan’s wedding at St George’s Chapel in Windsor in May 2018.
Sarah, (center, left) posted a photo of her with Prince Andrew (center, right) and their daughters Princess Eugenie (far right) and Princess Beatrice (far left) in May 2020
Last month, Sarah, pictured with Charles, revealed during a conversation with Glamor editor Samantha Barry that she had not received an invitation to the coronation.
Speaking of the coronation, one of Sarah’s friends told the Independent: ‘She is very supportive of Charles and Camilla and doesn’t want this to be about her.
“The whole day is about the new king and the success of his reign, but she has always defended the royal family and no doubt the queen would have wanted her to be there.”
Her lack of invitation comes despite Andrew turning up at the Easter service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor – although her ex-husband is still barred from most of life within the royal family.
Sarah herself has also enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent months, having been invited to join King Charles and other senior royals at Sandringham for Christmas, as well as looking after the late Queen’s corgis.
She was also a favorite of the late Queen and they were known to spend a lot of time together, including walks in Windsor Park.