Prince Philip still hasn’t forgiven his former daughter-in-law Sarah Ferguson, despite them coming together at Princess Beatrice’s secret wedding, a royal expert has claimed.
Fergie, who was married to the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s son Prince Andrew, embarrassed the royal family when compromising photographs with her ‘financial advisor’, taken at her holiday villa in St Tropez, were published in the Daily Mirror.
The intimate pictures, which show Texan millionaire John Bryan kissing and sucking the Duchess’ toes and the arch of her foot, were taken just five months after Andrew and Fergie’s separation was announced.
The Queen and Philip were furious with Fergie and the scandal she had caused, an upset which the Duke reportedly still holds.
Speaking on This Morning, the Telegraph’s Camilla Tominey said: “The Queen has always given Sarah her time, and invited her to Balmoral with the girls every year because she thinks that Sarah has done a very good job of bringing them up.
“They’re both lovely girls and she loves her granddaughters.
“Prince Philip has never really forgiven Fergie for some of the unfortunate headlines of the past.
“It used to be the case that when the Queen invited Fergie and the girls up to Balmoral, he would disappear and go to the Isle of Wight because he didn’t want to be in the same place as her.
“That’s slightly melted in that he was at both Eugenie and Beatrice’s wedding.”
The Queen and Philip were among a small group of guests at Beatrice’s secret wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in Windsor on Friday.
The coronavirus restrictions meant they couldn’t have the dream wedding they had planned in May, instead tying the knot in front of just their immediate family.
This would have meant Fergie and Philip were together in a small group.
However the Monarch left the celebrations straight after the ceremony to get back to Windsor Castle, where she was due to knight NHS fundraising hero Sir Tom Moore just hours later.
The couple have released five stunning photos from their wedding, which took place at the private All Saints Chapel.
Beatrice wore a dress belonging to her grandmother – a ivory vintage dress made from Peau De Soie taffeta designed by Sir Norman Hartnell.
She first wore the dress to the Lawrence of Arabia film premiere at the Odeon in Leicster Square on December 10, 1962.
She also wore the dress to the State Opening in 1966.
Sir Norman was also behind the Queen’s wedding dress and the outfit for her Coronation in 1953.
The stunning gown was remodelled and fitted by Angela Kelly and Stewart Parvin for Princess Beatrice’s big day.
The bride wore the Queen Mary fringe tiara, the same one the Queen wore on her wedding day to Philip in 1947.
The gorgeous piece echoes a Russian headdress and boasts 739 brilliants and 149 baton diamonds.