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She Needs A Second Chance! Prince Harry Wants Sarah Ferguson To Be Accepted By Royals As He Knows What It's Like To Be The "Black Sheep", Says Expert

Date September 10, 2019 11:58

A wedding is a big deal in the royal family. Even though the world sometimes gets to see it, only those who are a part of the royal fold or very close to members of the family get a real invite to the occasion.

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One might have expected that being the ex-wife of Prince Andrew would have earned Sarah Ferguson an automatic invite to royal events but this isn't the case. The Duchess of York wasn't invited to William and Kate's wedding in 2011.

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So when Prince Harry chose to add her to the guestlist for his own wedding seven years later, it was a strong statement on where he stood when it came to how Sarah was treated.

He knows what it's like

Considering all the drama with Sarah's marriage to Prince Andrew, it was understandable that the royal fold chose to separate themselves from her. However, many years have passed since then and if anyone felt that Sarah deserved a second chance, it was Prince Harry.

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Royal biographer Christopher Anderson once told The Daily Beast that Sarah Ferguson had behaved herself for the most part in the years since her divorce and that Prince Harry was more likely to relate to how she was still being viewed in a negative light.

Harry knows all too well what it feels like to be branded as the black sheep of the Royal Family.

The Duke of Sussex had been the subject of scandalous headlines in the past. He was known as a rebel and considering how many negative stories were written about him, one might not have guessed he would be the calm and happy family man he is today.

As a result, Harry was the perfect advocate for letting bygones be bygones and might understand more than any royal that having a negative past didn't mean you couldn't get a second chance.

His decision to invite Sarah Ferguson to his wedding was one proof that he was willing to embrace Sarah back into the royal fold if everyone else was.

Rebuilding the relationship

The public has more or less accepted Sarah Ferguson and in many ways, she has been rebuilding her relationship with the royal family.

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She is also very friendly with her ex-husband Prince Andrew and they have been able to co-parent their kids without issues, These little things show that being completely accepted by the royal family isn't a long way off.