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Posted at 2:41 PM ET, 02/19/2011

No royal-wedding invite for Sarah Ferguson

By Autumn Brewington

The full guest list for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton isn't yet known, but it has emerged that at least one former royal won't be attending: the duchess of York.

A spokesman for Sarah Ferguson, the ex-wife of William's uncle Prince Andrew, has confirmed that she will not be at the April 29 ceremony. "She never expected to be invited or to attend. She will be overseas at the time," the spokesman said, according to the Daily Telegraph.

She also won't be doing wedding-day commentary, the paper said. "She has declined all offers," according to her spokesman.

The Daily Mail suggested that Ferguson would not have wanted to sit at the back in Westminster Abbey, the same church in which she married the queen's second son, while her daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, sat up front with the royal family.

Ferguson was a longtime friend of William's mother, Princess Diana, and William was a pageboy in her 1986 wedding. She has famously battled weight and money troubles but has remained on good terms with Andrew since their 1996 divorce. Ferguson made headlines worldwide last year after a tabloid videotaped her trying to sell access to her ex-husband. But the couple still share a home and were photographed vacationing with their daughters earlier this month.

What do you think, readers? Should she have been invited? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

By Autumn Brewington  | February 19, 2011; 2:41 PM ET
Categories:  Guest list, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Royal family  | Tags:  Autumn Brewington  
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