Sarah Ferguson – affectionately known as Fergie – and Prince Andrew married in a spectacular royal wedding in 1986. They would mirror Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s trajectory, however, when they separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996. Despite this, royal fans have been hopeful for a reunion ever since, as the Duke and Duchess of York have continued to co-habit and co-parent.
Fergie’s growing acceptance back into the royal fold was signalled with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in 2018, to which the Duchess was invited.
Followed by the York family celebrating Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding that October, and Princess Beatrice’s own nuptials coming soon in 2020, Andrew and Fergie have been increasingly pictured looking happy together.
However, according to a source close to the Royal Family, Andrew’s family have very differing opinions on his and Fergie’s increasing closeness.
Speaking to the Sun in 2018, the source said: “It’s stupid to say that the Duke of Edinburgh has any issue with Andrew and Fergie’s relationship. He really doesn’t care any more, on any level.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of York (Image: Getty)
Charles and Fergie chatting together in 1988 (Image: Getty)
“He stands in for Prince Philip every now and then since his retirement but the truth is his official role as the Duke of York is severely limited.”
“The Queen is relaxed because of her personal affection towards Fergie, despite the Duchess’s previous bad behaviour.”
However, the source