Duchess Fergie on Royal Wedding Snub: The Jungle Embraced Me

May 10, 2011 By:
Duchess Fergie on Royal Wedding Snub: The Jungle Embraced Me

Sarah Ferguson has opened up for the first time about not being invited to last month's royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

After being rejected she told Oprah she said she choose to go to Thailand and hang out in the jungle.

"I was not invited, and I chose to go and be in Thailand in a place called Camelia and ... the jungle embraced me.” The jungle embraced you? Should have chosen her words wisely, that line will haunt her for years to come.

She confessed the snug was "so difficult. Because I wanted to be there with my girls and … to be getting them dressed and to go as a family. And also it was so hard because the last bride up that aisle was me."

"In fact," says Fergie, "when Andrew went with the girls, we were talking all morning and he was saying, it's okay. Just remember we had such a good day. Our wedding was so perfect."

So why did the royal family snub her? She was caught up in a scandal last year after she was taped offering access to Prince Andrew for $724,000. Yeah, that’ll do it.

"I think what I felt was that I went through the phase of feeling so totally worthless and that [it] was quite right they didn't invite me. Why would they?"

She continued: “I felt that I ostracized myself by my behavior, by the past, by living with all the regrets of my mistakes, that I sort of wore a hair shirt and beat myself up most of the day thinking and regretting why did I make such a mistake? Why have I made so many mistakes?”

She may have gotten snubbed, but she admitted she loved the fact that both Diana and her weren’t there.

“I really love the feeling that sort of Diana and I both weren't there. But I'm here to say how proud she would have been and Kate looked utterly beautiful. I think Diana would be so proud of her son. Both of them, you know? They did a great job.”

The royals may hate her, but I love her for being a hot mess. We needed an entertaining royal mess. Between her and Prince Harry, we have enough material to last a decade.

Fergie’s interview on Oprah airs on Wednesday.