Fergie and Philip call a rare truce
THE circles on this picture show that for one day at least Sarah, Duchess of York really was back in the royal fold.
Sitting just in front of her nemesis Prince Philip, Sarah Ferguson enjoyed her moment.
She had been banished to the other side of the chapel away from the Royal Family for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding in May. But yesterday she was back in the royal stalls, sitting at the front next to her ex-husband.
Directly behind her sat Prince Charles and next to him Philip, who cannot normally stand to be in the same room as her. And one along from him sat the Queen in her customary stall with the seat below her left empty to ensure she got an uninterrupted view of the proceedings.
For years Philip, 97, has refused to speak to Sarah, 58, blaming her for the debacle that followed the break-up of her marriage to Andrew. By contrast the Queen has always tried to maintain cordial relations with the mother of her two granddaughters.
That has led to awkward situations at Balmoral and other royal residences when Sarah has been invited to stay but had to ensure that her appearances at breakfast and other occasions did not coincide with Philip being there.