13/10/2014 08:50 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Sarah Ferguson To Celebrate Birthday With Royals At Windsor Castle

Breaking royal news klaxon: HM the Queen has agreed to let Sarah Ferguson aka the Duchess of York celebrate her 55th birthday at Windsor Castle.

And it won't be a small affair either - the party is said to be costing around £55,000.


So, is this generous gesture from Her Majesty proof she's put all those scandalous Fergie headlines behind her?

The Express reports Prince Andrew's former wife has invited 300 guests to her birthday celebrations at Windsor's State Apartments on Wednesday.

Think princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Pippa Middleton, Peter and Zara Phillips, Prince Harry and *potentially* Cressida Bonas.

A royal source told the newspaper, "The Duchess of York is over the moon that the Queen allowed her to hold the party at the castle, and she hopes many of her friends can make it.

"We are expecting lots of big names. Everyone wants to see if Prince Harry and Cressida turn up as a couple. The Duchess's charities also want to pay tribute to her many years of work and lots of them will be here as well."

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As for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge making an appearance? They've been sent an invitation, however, the royal couple are unlikely to attend as the pregnant duchess is still suffering from morning sickness.

That said, there's a whole host of celebs set to attend: Sir Elton John and David Furnish, Stephen Fry, Robbie Williams, Sir Richard Branson, Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone and his daughters Tamara and Petra, plus Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss.

Pretty good going for a guest list, no?

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