Prince Harry Believes Sarah Ferguson ‘Deserves a Second Chance’

Everyone makes mistakes – we all know that. Know matter how hard we try to be our best each and every day, there are just times when we may make the wrong decisions.

Often, our mistakes are in regards to little things that can be fixed quickly and we move on without giving it a second choice. Then, there are those times when are mistakes hurt people and portray us in a less than flattering way.

Sadly, this seems to be what happened with Sarah Ferguson, the ex-wife of Prince Andrew, who is known to the public simply as “Fergie.” She made some unfortunate choices during her marriage to Prince Andrew, and, as a result, was never really accepted by the members of the royal family.

After the Duke and Duchess of York divorced in 1996, they remained close, and Fergie has been in the spotlight on occasion. However, she has been excluded from some important royal events, such as the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011.

While some members of the royal family haven’t been very forgiving, does Prince Harry actually believe that Sarah Ferguson ‘deserves a second chance’?

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What exactly happened?

So, why is it that Sarah was, and still is, on the outs with most royal family members? According to The Daily Beast, Fergie caused some embarrassment for the royals when she wasn’t exactly faithful throughout her marriage.

While at first Queen Elizabeth encouraged her son Andrew to work on his relationship with his wife, she eventually supported their decision to divorce. Things didn’t get better after the couple was officially separated. As the parents of two daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, they stayed close throughout the years.

It devastated the royals when, according to The Guardian, Sarah was exposed in a sting operation in which she promised a reporter, who was posing as a businessman, access to her ex-husband in return for being paid $500,000.

She was not invited to William and Kate’s wedding

As royal fans surely remember, the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton was pretty huge – everyone from distant cousins of the couple to Hollywood celebrities were in attendance.

Yet, there was one person who was left off of the guest list, and she was pretty disappointed about it. Fergie didn’t receive an invitation to the event, and International Business Times reports that she was “devastated”. With the hundreds of people who were invited, why couldn’t they make room for one more?

Prince Charles apparently felt that as the ex-wife of his brother, she was no longer a part of the family, and should not be there. Luckily, seven years later, it appeared that everyone had changed their minds since Sarah was invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which she happily attended. 

Does Prince Harry believe that Sarah Ferguson deserves a second chance?

He certainly does! While some royal family members, most notably, Prince Philip, still haven’t forgiven Fergie for her past choices, it looks like Harry is ready to give her a second chance.

According to Town and Country, Harry is no stranger to royal scandal, and he knows how it feels to have family members be less than pleased with him. He believes that everyone should forgive and forget the past, and he is willing to do that. Unfortunately, some other family members don’t agree with Harry just yet.

After Sarah was invited to Meghan and Harry’s wedding, many fans thought that she was making her way back in with the royals. Hopefully, if Harry can look past Sarah’s mistakes and welcome her back, the others can too.