The Royal Family announced the 30 person guest list on Wednesday which will see some of Philip’s European relatives but not the ex-wife of Prince Andrew. Buckingham Palace said in a statement the Queen had been tasked with making difficult decisions to cut the guest list down due to the coronavirus restrictions. Despite being Andrew’s ex-wife, Sarah was missed off the guest list in favour of lesser-known relatives, Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden, Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse.
Sarah separated from Andrew in 1992 before officially divorcing in 1996 and allegedly had a strained relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh.
According to Gyles Brandreth, Philip regarded the Duchess of York as “beyond the pale”.
In an article for the MailOnline, he said: “When I asked Prince Philip why he wouldn’t see Sarah, he said: ‘I am not vindictive.’
“Then, looking at me directly, he added emphatically: ‘I am not vindictive, but I don’t see the point.’
“That Andrew and Sarah appeared to remain friends after their separation — and that they shared a home even after their divorce — seemed to him ‘truly bizarre’.”
Despite relations becoming strained with the Duke, Sarah has attempted to mend bridges with the Royal Family and has been invited as a guest to stay at Balmoral by the Queen.
Insiders have also claimed the Duchess has become a supportive figure for the Queen and has joined her and Andrew on walks as Her Majesty recovers…