Why the Queen was furious with Sarah Ferguson after her hen night

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Queen Elizabeth II was reportedly furious with Sarah Ferguson after her hen night, according to a royal expert.

The Queen was furious with Sarah Ferguson for the way she behaved on her hen night, it's been claimed.

The Duchess of York took part in the wedding tradition and went on to marry the Queen's son Prince Andrew in 1986 but it's understood that she sparked concern among Her Majesty and the royal family, ahead of the nuptials.

The antics on her last night of freedom, which are said to have left the Queen far from being amused were recalled on Channel 5 documentary When Sarah Ferguson Met the Monarchy.

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It saw royal experts Tom Quinn and Lizzie Cundy discuss Fergie's hen party. They also discussed the apprehension of the Queen and the Royal Family following the evening.

Mr Quinn said, "Apparently they were lying on the floor, and bottles of champagne were being fired in every direction. I mean I think it was a bit of a riot."

Royal insider Sarah Bradford previously told Daily Mail. "On Fergie’s hen night she and Diana wore grey wigs, dressed up as policewomen and pretended to arrest a ‘prostitute’ outside Buckingham Palace.” And Ms Bradford went on to claim the pair were promptly put in a police van by royal security officers, before one of the men recognised Princess Diana.

It's apparently not the only royal scandal that went on that night - socialite Lizzie Cundy spoke of a practical joke played by Fergie and her friend during the hen night, as husband-to-be Prince Andrew celebrated his stag-do on the same night.

She said, "What the girls then did, as Prince Andrew was coming back from his stag-do, as he was about to enter Buckingham Palace, they got the policeman to stop him getting in. Prince Andrew was then forced to start reversing back.

"This is one hen do I wish I had been on, let me tell you. Fergie found it so funny but sadly a few of the royals weren't laughing so much. They did get in quite a bit of trouble about it."

Despite the Queen being furious at Sarah, she went on to have two children, Princess Beatrice, 32, and Princess Eugenie, 30 with her husband Andrew, but the pair announced they were to get divorced in 1996.

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The narrator added, "Fergie's final blowout as a commoner did not go unnoticed behind palace walls."

Mr Quinn claimed that this moment hinted at the Royal Family's fear surrounding Fergie. He added, "There was a hint there might be a rather vulgar side to Sarah. Vulgarity is something the Royal Family, the House of Windsor really don't like."

Meanwhile, Sarah Ferguson is due to become a grandmother after new that her daughter Eugenie is pregnant with her first child and the royal due date has been revealed.

It looks like Fergie will have plenty of babysitting duties ahead.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)