Fergie and Philip call a rare truce

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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.

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