Eugenie’s wedding rules revealed
After years of being shunned, the Duchess of York has finally clawed her way back into the royal family just in time for Princess Eugenie’s wedding, but there’s a catch – she’s been issued with a strict set of rules to ensure she doesn’t ruffle any feathers!
As Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew’s youngest daughter prepares to wed tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank in Windsor on October 12, palace aides have revealed the palace has issued Fergie with a list of instructions to ensure she doesn’t cause yet another royal scandal.
“She’s been banned from making a speech, as much as Eugenie would have liked her to, out of fear she may say something untoward or make subtle digs at the family,” one royal insider tells us.
And though Prince Philip has finally made peace with the woman he once called “Frightful Fergie” after a series of secret meetings, she’s been advised to avoid Prince Charles and Princess Anne, who are still struggling to forgive her for past mistakes, on the big day.
After her infamous toesucking scandal in 1992 and the 2010 sting in which she was caught trying to sell access to her royal ex-husband, Sarah was banned from Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s big day, and was only invited to the ceremony for Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding.
However, as mother of the bride, she’ll play a pivotal part at these latest royal nuptials. Our source says, “Of course, the Queen would not disallow Fergie from attending her own daughter’s wedding, but she’s wary another disaster could strike if the duchess doesn’t behave herself.”
Meanwhile, as the big day draws closer, details of Eugenie and Jack’s honeymoon have emerged, with reports the newlyweds will fly by private plane to Madagascar, where they’ll spend 10 days in a 14-villa safari-style lodge with their own plunge pool, a 24-hour butler, a private chef, a driver and two tour guides.
They’ll then jet cross the Indian Ocean to the island of Mauritius, where they’ll dine on their own exclusive white-sand beach and drink cocktails in their infinity pool. The trip is rumoured to be setting the couple back more than $250,000.
It’s a jittery time for Eugenie and Jack.