Setting a royal precedent! Prince Andrew as well as Sarah FergusonThe marriage may not have worked out, but the couple is still thinking about their life with their daughters. Princess Beatrice as well as Princess Eugenie be their long and happy.
Andrew and Ferguson, known to the public as Fergie, separated in 1996 after 10 years of marriage, but they have remained as close as can be. In fact, the exes’ close friendship has fueled reconciliation rumors over the years.
In August 2013, rumors of a reunion surfaced after a mutual friend of the Duke and Duchess of York reported Telegraph that the former couple would “remarry” in “a matter of time” as “they are a wonderful couple and, even better, pretty amazing parents.” However, Fergie’s spokesperson denied the report, stating that Us weekly at a time when she and Andrew are “best friends”.
Queen Elizabeth II and son Prince Philip fueled romance rumors with Fergie again in March 2019 after the couple traveled to Bahrain with Beatrice and her current husband. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. However, after resting over the weekend, Fergie’s rep said: Us that she and the prince “remain good friends, as they have for many years, and nothing has changed”.
The duo remained a united front for their daughters and for the benefit of the British royal family. They attended many royal receptions together, including Prince Harrywedding with Meghan Markle in May 2018, and they sat side by side when Evgenia got married Jack Brooksbank in October of the same year.
Ferguson continued to support Andrew after he made headlines in November 2019 for his alleged connection to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Following allegations of sexual harassment by Virginia Roberts Giuffre — which the prince denied — he had renounced his highest royal duties. (Andrew settled his lawsuit out of court in February 2022.)
“Over the past few days, it has become clear to me that the circumstances surrounding my former association with Jeffrey Epstein have become a major impediment to my family’s work and the valuable work being done in the many organizations and charities that I am proud to support,” Duke said in a November 2019 statement. “So I asked Her Majesty if I could give up public duties for the foreseeable future, and she gave her permission.”
At the time, a source exclusively told Us that Andrei’s daughters were “very upset” by the public scandal. “They believe their father made a huge mistake when he contacted Jeffrey Epstein,” the insider explained. “The girls lean on each other and really support their father.”
Meanwhile, Ferguson took to social media to show her support for her ex-husband. After wishing Andrew a happy birthday in February 2020, she later shared a family photo in honor of International Family Day. “So proud of our tight loving family,” the Duchess wrote on Instagram in May 2020.
Scroll down to revisit everything the royal exes have said about their divorce, co-parenting and keeping close friends: