Sarah Ferguson has some advice for Kate Middleton, Prince William's fiance
Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York, has reacted to the Royal Wedding invitation snub by insisting that she never expected to be invited to the Prince William and Kate Middleton nuptials.
Her office said in a statement to the Associated Press that she "won't be attending and she was never expecting to attend."
The Royal couple sent out the invitations to their highly anticipated wedding to around 1,900 guests, including Ferguson's daughters, Princess Beatrice, 22, and Princess Eugenie, 20.
The 51-year-old Duchess has declined all media opportunities related to the wedding, according to her spokesperson.
Despite her snub, Ferguson offered Middleton some advice on marrying a prince, based on her ten-year marriage to Prince Andrew.
"Remember that you're marrying a beautiful man you are in love with and remember to make time for him, because I didn't," Ferguson said, as reported by People magazine. "Andrew and I spent 40 days together for the first five years of our marriage. I didn't know that would be the case, but figured it out two weeks after I was married."
The Royal Wedding is set to take place on 29th April 2011 at London's historic Westminster Abbey. Late last year, Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed that the day would be a national holiday.
Ferguson made headlines in 2010, when she was videotaped appearing to offer to sell a British tabloid access to her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, who is the Duke of York, Queen Elizabeth's second son and fourth in line to the throne.
Ferguson apologized for her "serious lapse in judgment" in a statement after the video was posted online in May. She later went on The Oprah Winfrey Show and said her own self-hatred, mounting debts and "gross stupidity" led her fall for the videotaped sting.