Fergie si­lenced

Eu­ge­nie’s wed­ding rules re­vealed

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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.

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