Sarah Ferguson has revealed that Queen Elizabeth invited her to Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s wedding
The 59-year-old Duchess of York – who was previously married to the prince’s uncle, Prince Andrew – said it was a “wonderful gesture” for the 92-year-old British monarch to include her in the couple’s special day at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in May.
During an appearance on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday, 21 November, she said: “I just think that Her Majesty is an incredible lady.
“What an icon [for] the country, and one of the finest people I’ve ever met.
“She leads by such example and to include me is a wonderful gesture… Her Majesty knew me from a little naughty age ten… I can’t thank Her Majesty enough for being so steadfast to me.”
Sarah admitted she was nervous about tripping over in front of the millions of viewers watching at home and the guests – who included Hollywood couple George and Amal Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham and Priyanka Chopra – when she arrived at the church
She recalled: “It was very nerve-wracking and I’m glad I didn’t trip over… I kept thinking of Diana [Harry’s mother] in my heart and I thought of my mum and my father… Jack was standing there and he came towards me with his open arms.”
But she was delighted when the crowd cheered her on: “I wanted to cry [when the crowd cheered]. “It was extraordinary and I looked around like, ‘Are they doing that for me?’. Then someone shouted ‘Fergie!’.”
The Duchess of York says Princess Diana would have ‘loved every moment’ of William and Harry’s weddings.
She says that she continues to ‘miss her’ 21 years after her tragic death. pic.twitter.com/biQORCKb0G
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) November 21, 2018
The television personality was also grateful to the newlyweds for having her witness their nuptials and was very emotional as she kept thinking about Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana, and how proud she would have been.
She said: “I felt like I was really happy for my friend Diana, who I love, and my mum and dad, and I felt honoured and grateful for Harry and Meghan to invite me… It was very kind of them and I think I can’t thank them enough for doing that because it was nerve-wracking but I knew I was ready.”
Sarah previously revealed that she cried tears of happiness when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said their vows
She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: “It was such an honour, just beautiful.
“To see love like that is nothing better. That makes you cry.”
— InStyle (@InStyle) November 15, 2018
The ceremony featured performances from a gospel choir, a 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the chapel choir, and an orchestra made up of members of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the English Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia, and Sarah was particularly taken by the music.
She said, “I thought it was fantastic, I thought the whole wedding was a complete joy and it was just such an honour to be there.
“The music was beautiful. It was goosebumping, I’m very lucky.”
Author: BANG Showbiz