Sarah, Duchess of York has been forced to cut short her holiday at Balmoral with the Duke of York and The Queen after Prince Philip arrived at the Scottish retreat. Sarah left Balmoral reportedly yesterday upon the Prince’s arrival and headed back to London; she arrived on Thursday.
Prince Philip has been said to blame Sarah Ferguson for embarrassing The Queen and the Royal Family over the years.
An insider explained to the Daily Mail, “In previous years the Duchess has left the day before the Queen’s husband arrives.
“This year he arrived yesterday, several days earlier than expected, which is rather strange, so the Duchess left.”
It had been expected for the Yorks to spend around a week together in Scotland before Sarah’s departure, but she was spotted boarding a British Airways flight at Aberdeen Airport yesterday headed for London.Embed from Getty Images
It has been no secret over the years that the Duke of Edinburgh is not fond of his former daughter-in-law and the pair avoid each other the majority of the time. The Duke has refused to be under the same roof since the Duke and Duchess of York divorced in 1996. The only exception has been for the October 2018 wedding of Sarah and Andrew’s younger daughter, Princess Eugenie at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. On that day, the pair put their differences aside for their daughter and granddaughter and even appeared in the same photograph when the official wedding portraits were revealed.
The Queen began allowing Sarah, Duchess of York to join the Royal Family’s yearly summer Scottish gathering six years ago.