Duchess Sarah Ferguson makes surprise appearance at royal wedding

Despite rumors that she hadn’t received an invitation, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, was among the guests at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding.

Ferguson, the former wife of the groom’s uncle Prince Andrew and mother of Beatrice and Eugenie, wore a knee-length navy dress with a pale pink trim, with a matching veiled fascinator and gloves.

The Duchess of York waved to the crowds at Windsor. (Photo: Gareth Fuller — WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The 58-year-old royal waved to well-wishers outside St. George’s Chapel and was seen hugging Jack Brooksbank, who is engaged to marry Princess Eugenie this fall.

Ferguson’s appearance came as a surprise to many, as she was not invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s nuptials in 2011.

Her sophisticated look also won praise from royal watchers.


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