Are Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson Actually Divorced?

Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, are the epitome of “it’s complicated.” The Duke and Duchess of York wed in 1986 after being introduced by Princess Diana. The pair had a massive wedding at London’s Westminster Abbey. The wedding was a massive televised event and was watched around the globe by over 500 million people

Though they were happy at first –the Yorks marriage quickly crumbled. Prince Andrew was an active officer in the navy, which required him to stay away from home for long periods. As a result, the duchess often found herself alone. To fill her loneliness, Fergie began shopping excessively, and eventually found her way into the arms of another man. However, though it’s been over 30 years since they first wed –Prince Andrew and Duchess Sarah Ferguson are as close as they ever were. So did they actually ever get divorced?

Are Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson actually divorced?

In 1992, the Duke and Duchess of York’s marriage imploded when Fergie was photographed topless with oil tycoon, John Bryan. Bryan was also sucking Fergie’s toes in the picture. They separated soon after and they were officially divorced in 1996. The duchess was stripped of her title, Her Royal Highness. In their divorce, Fergie was awarded a lump sum of £3 million and given a meager amount of just £15,000 a year as a divorce settlement.

Why have Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson remained close over the years?

Since the former royal couple were raising two young daughters together –Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie –they remained very close. The pair lived together for many years at the Royal Lodge and attended various events together. Princess Eugenie told W Magazine that her parents are “the best-divorced couple I know.” Though the prince and the duchess haven’t outwardly said they’ve rekindled their romance –Fergie still refers to the Duke of York as, “My handsome prince.”

Will Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew remarry?

Back in 2000, there were serious whispers about Fergie and Prince Andrew tying the knot once again. Unfortunately, the old wounds were still fresh, and Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip explicitly forbade it. In addition to her scandalous photos, in 2010 Fergie was caught by an undercover journalist who offered her $500,000 for access to the royal familyPrince Philip even described Fergie as, “having no point.”

Recently, rumors have arisen gain that they pair are planning to walk down the aisle once more. However, the duchess released a statement through her spokesperson saying, “The Duke and Duchess remain good friends as they have been for many years, and nothing has changed.”

However, it’s interesting to note that the pair are living together once more. In 2015, moved to Verbier, Switzerland. However, in 2018 the royal duo began living together at back at Windsor Great Park again .

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