Sarah Ferguson said she felt she was 'not worthy' to be invited to Prince William and Kate's wedding when she was snubbed a decade ago.

The royal wedding was watched by millions around the world, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge inviting 1,900 guests to the ceremony at Westminster Abbey in 2011.

But the Duchess of York, who was close friends with Princess Diana and married Prince Andrew at the Abbey in 1986, was unceremoniously left off the invite list.

Her ex-husband Prince Andrew attended with their daughters Eugenie and Beatrice while a devastated Fergie fled to Thailand in a bid to escape her hurt.

She was left off the invite list for the royal wedding in 2011

"I was not invited, and I chose to go and be in Thailand in a place called Camelia and ... the jungle embraced me," she told Oprah in an earlier sit-down chat.

"It was so difficult. 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."

William and Kate take a ride in the open-top 1902 State Landau carriage at their 2011 wedding (

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Now, in a new interview the Duchess of York says she felt she wasn't worthy to go the royal wedding.

Speaking to Town and Country Magazine she said: "I didn’t think I was probably worthy to go to their wedding. I took myself to Thailand, actually, to be far away from it so that I could try and heal.”

But she bore no ill will towards her nephew William, whose mum Princess Diana had been one of her best friends.

She said previously: "I think Diana would be so proud of her son... I really love the feeling that Diana and I both weren't there.

"But I'm here to say how proud she would have been, and Kate looked utterly beautiful."

The Duke and Duchess of York announced their separation in March 1992 and divorced in 1996 after compromising photographs with her 'financial advisor', taken at her holiday villa in St Tropez, were published in the Daily Mirror.

Prince Philip was said to have never forgiven her for the scandal but the Queen remains close to her former daughter-in-law who lives with Andrew at Royal Lodge, Windsor.

Despite missing out on William's wedding she did bag an invite to Harry and Meghan's ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor in 2018 - but not to the reception at Frogmore House hosted by Prince Charles.