Did Sarah Ferguson Really Spend Christmas Alone?

It appears that the royal family had an unconventional Christmas this year. It started with the news that Queen Elizabeth would not be making her annual trip to her estate in Norfolk (via People). 

Typically, the queen travels to Sandringham from late December to early February. She chose to sit out the trip last year due to COVID-19 concerns, and it seems the same decision was made in 2021 as the Omicron variant quickly spread across the globe. She chose to stay home again this year.

Many fans of the royals were concerned for the family this year as it was the first Christmas since Prince Philip passed away. In her annual Christmas speech, the queen gave a heartfelt message about her belated husband (via Business Insider).

Between a lack of travel plans and the absence of Prince Philip, it was a strange Christmas for the royals. And it wasn't just the immediate family that experienced a different kind of holiday. 

There is speculation that Sarah Ferguson, the former wife of Prince Andrew, spent the holiday alone.

Sarah Ferguson wasn't invited to the royal family gathering

This Christmas should have been a special one for Sarah Ferguson, considering it was the first holiday she was celebrating as a grandmother. However, it seems things did not pan out the way many would expect (via Woman & Home). 

Ferguson spent the Christmas holiday alone in the home she shares with Prince Andrew. According to Express, Ferguson was not invited to the Christmas lunch that the royal family holds each year. 

This is not the first time Ferguson has been snubbed. In previous years, Prince Philip couldn't stand the thought of his former daughter-in-law at the family celebration, so she wasn't invited to the event.

Just three miles from her home, her daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, were dining with her former in-laws. There was an expectation that, since the queen has been more accommodating to Ferguson than her late husband, she would be invited to attend the gathering. 

However, it appears that the queen chose to honor her late husband's wishes and kept Ferguson off the guest list.