According to an informant, Sarah Ferguson will visit the Queen at Balmoral with Prince Andrew.
According to an informant, SARAH FERGUSON will visit Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral with her ex-husband Prince Andrew.
Following the publication of her new book Her Heart for a Compass, Fergie, 61, has had a busy week. The Daily Mail’s Richard Eden claims that the Duchess of York has been invited to the Queen’s Scottish castle. Fergie has a special connection to Balmoral because she vacationed there in 1992, when personal photographs of her were released in the British press.
The anecdote, according to royal analyst Camilla Tominey, strained her relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April at the age of 99. During Her Majesty’s visit, it reportedly led to a “excruciating” breakfast with Her Majesty.
Though he attended the weddings of Fergie’s cherished daughters, Eugenie and Beatrice, royal analysts say Prince Philip never warmed up to her.
According to rumours, Fergie left Balmoral early for his summer vacation in 2019 due to Philip’s earlier-than-expected arrival. This was thought to be a sign of persisting stress.
She has been a frequent visitor in recent summers, and will join Her Majesty in 2021, according to Mr Eden’s “man in the kilt” Balmoral source.
“Sarah Ferguson is on her way,” the person stated.
“She’ll be here with Andrew,” she says, referring to the 500-mile voyage from her residence in Windsor’s Royal Lodge to the Scottish castle in Aberdeenshire.
In a story for The Telegraph in July, Ms Tominey mentioned the Queen’s opinion on Fergie.
“Palace insiders believe the 95-year-old monarch has long admired the Duchess’s ability to be not only a ‘wonderful mother’ to Beatrice and Eugenie, but also, significantly, such a strong supporter of her ‘favourite’ son,” she wrote.
“The Queen even invited her former daughter-in-law to join the family for the penultimate day of Royal Ascot in June 2019,” Fergie informed Ms Tominey of Philip following his death: “The Duke was an incredible consort, father, and grandpa, and his passing has left a big vacuum in the family.”
Princess Beatrice, the Duchess of York’s eldest daughter, announced in mid-May that she and her husband are expecting their first child, saying, “He served his country and the Queen with amazing dedication for almost 70 years.”
Princess Eugenie, her younger sister, has had an exciting year as well.
August, her son, was born in February at the Portland Hospital in London.