In a royal snub, the Queen of England did not show her desire to meet parents of the future queen, Kate Middleton, till the day of royal wedding on April 29, 2011. In yet another snub, she invited all and sundry to the wedding but did not send any invitation to her ex-daughter-in-law, Sarah Ferguson, who will be watching England’s biggest event of the decade like the rest of the general public — on the small screen. The 51-year-old Duchess of York — who was caught on film trying to sell access to her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, brother of Prince Charles, last year – has been left off the guest list for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. She will be overseas during the April 29 ceremony.
“She never expected to be invited,” her spokesman told the gossip website, though her daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, are set to attend. The royal family sent out the invites — emblazoned with Queen Elizabeth’s insignia — last week to 1,900 people.
According to CNN, there are five reasons that Fergie has not been invited; she is an embarrassment to the Royal Family, Prince William bears a grudge against her like his mother, Diana, there is simply no room for more guests, her ex-husband’s girlfriend will already be there and that she herself is not interested to attend the wedding.
Two other notable non-invitees: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle. According to The Daily Mail, the Queen invited 40 heads of state via gold-embossed invitations for the April 29 wedding at Westminster Abbey. Leaders from countries such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand were invited, along with Kings and Queens across Europe such as Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Greece. Despite the royal snub, the Obamas will be guests of their own state visit to the UK in May. There’s been buzz that a state visit for President Obama was set up because there would have been expensive costs associated with added security to protect him at the wedding.
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