Andrew and Sarah Divorce: All We Know About Sarah Ferguson?
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew divorced in 1992 after six years being together but they were close to each other since then for decades. Andrew and Sarah divorce after their unconventional relationship.
Although the couple have been divorced in 1996, still they remain close and even live together at Windsor.
The duo tied a knot in 1986 and received the titles of Duke and Duchess of York upon their marriage. Together they had two children, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie before separating in 1992 and divorcing in 1996.
At the time of their divorce, Ferguson who is affectionately known as Fergie said to Oprah Winfrey that –
“You didn’t marry the fairytale, you married a man,” “You fell in love and married a man, and then you have to come to terms with the fairytale. Now it’s not a fairytale, it’s real life.”
In this article you will get to know closer look at Sarah Ferguson and her relationship with Prince Andrew over the decades.
Sarah Has Known Prince Andrew Since Toddler –
Fergie and Andrew first met at the age of 3 years old on the sidelines of a polo field. This was told by their parents before their wedding in 1986.
Firgie’s father was a retired army major Ronald Ferguson and Andrew’s father is Prince Philip, they used to play polo together when they were children.
What is the role of Princess Diana in Andrew and Sarah relationship?
Princess Diana was Sarah’s best friend since they were teenagers. She was the one who officially introduced her to Prince Andrew in the 1980s.
In July 2021, the Duchess Said That –
“I said to her, ‘Oh, Andrew’s really good-looking,’ “And she said, ‘Duh, Fergs!’ ”
“We were made to sit next to each other,” Prince Andrew said in their engagement interview. “It was at Ascot, as it were, that the whole thing took off,” he added
When did Andrew and Sarah wed?
After a while of having romance, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson tied a knot at Westminster Abbey in London on 23rd July 1986. Then it was followed by their first appearance and kiss as a husband and wife on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
The royal wedding was happened just after three months of their engagement announcement in March 1986.
Sarah told to Piers Morgan in 2011 that –
“We married for total love. And when I went up that aisle, I had — I married my man,”
What About Kids of Andrew and Sarah?
Ferguson and Prince Andrew welcomed their first daughter Princess Beatrice in August 1988 and their second daughter Princess Eugenie in 1990.
In 2021,Sarah Ferguson wrote in an open letter to her daughters.
“Every day I thank the universe for allowing me to be your mother,”. “You have always been the blood in my veins. From the time you were wee tots, you made my life complete. I look at how full of humility, laughter and joy you are in your hearts, and I marvel at you both.”
“I’m self-deprecating and British. But [one thing] is I’m a really good mom.”
When did Andrew and Sarah Separated?
After about six years of their marriage, Sarah and Andrew legally separated in March 1992. Later the duo divorced in 1996 so that Fergie could have career.
Once in an interview Ferguson told that –
“I didn’t want a divorce but had to because of circumstance,” “I wanted to work; it’s not right for a princess of the royal house to be commercial, so Andrew and I decided to make the divorce official so I could go off and get a job.”
What About Couple’s Post Divorce?
Andrew and Sarah are amicable exes. Though, Sarah and Andrew have been split for nearly six years, the pair have remained close friends over the years. They raised Eugenie and Beatrice together and Fergie continued to live in the family’s home the Royal Lodge at Windsor after their split.
Ferguson spoke about her ex during the fallout from Virginia Giuffre’s sexual assault lawsuit against him and his ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstien.
In 2019, she wrote on Instagram that –
“Andrew is a true and real gentleman and is stoically steadfast to not only his duty but also his kindness and goodness of always seeing the best in people,”
“I am deeply supportive and proud of this giant of a principled man, that dares to put his shoulder to the wind and stands firm with his sense of honour and truth.”
What is the Role of Queen Elizabeth in Sarah’s Life?
Fergie maintained a great relationship with her former mother in law the late Queen Elizabeth and calls her a person who believes in me and her greatest mentor she was.
In August 2021, she told in an interview that –
“I think to myself that honestly, my mother-in-law has been more of a mother to me than my mother,”.”I absolutely admire the incredible way Her Majesty is so modern … and how flexible, and how understanding, and how forgiving and how generous.”
After the death of Queen Elizabeth she was heartbroken and said that –
“To me, she was the most incredible mother-in-law and friend. I will always be grateful to her for the generosity she showed me in remaining close to me even after my divorce,” Fergie said candidly. “I will miss her more than words can express.”