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Sarah Ferguson turns up to the royal wedding on her own - but why was Fergie only wearing one glove?

Telegraph Reporters
Sarah Ferguson arrives at the royal wedding - Getty Images Europe

It was reported that Sarah Ferguson, previously married to Prince Andrew of York, and mother to Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, was deeply offended having not been invited to Prince Charles’s “inner sanctum” bash for Harry and Meghan. As such, her attendance at the royal wedding was uncertain.

Whether or not this is true (the claim has not been confirmed by the palace) is unknown - as is whether or not her invite to the royal wedding was a last minute one (rumour has it, it was Prince Harry who insisted she be added to the guest list).

Even if the rumours are true, 58-year-old Fergie took them in her stride, giving nothing away as she arrived at St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle today, on her own, sporting a smile, and more notably, a single glove. 

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The former Duchess of York, who didn't make the guest list for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding in 2011, has not attended royal nuptials since her own in 1986.

You wouldn't have known it though, since she arrived today with her head held high, wearing a navy dress and matching jacket complete with a pale pink-trim, and a coordinating navy fascinator. So far, nothing out of the ordinary.

But onlookers couldn't help but notice her asymmetric approach to accessorising.

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 She waved to the crowd with her gloveless hand as she made her way towards the chapel, thus drawing attention to it - whether intentionally or not.

Could it be that her unconventional approach to the dress code was in fact a deliberate - albeit subtle - act of rebellion given that she had seemingly had her feathers ruffled by a less-than-satisfactory, late invitation? Possibly.

The former royal would, at the very least, know that the absence of a glove would cause heads to turn and people to question her motives, starting a narrative in the process. 

Fergie waves to the crowd with a gloveless hand Credit: Getty

This wasn't entirely necessary however, since Fergie's turning up to the hugely publicised event on her own, while making humorous open mouthed faces at the wall of cameras, was a statement in itself. Glove or no glove.