Are Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson ‘Friends With Benefits’?

Prince Andrew and Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson‘s relationship these days seems to fascinate people. They have an unusual arrangement in which they still live together more than 20 years after their divorce and that has led to a lot of questions and speculation from royal fans.

Because they’ve been the subject of reconciliation rumors, the duchess put out a statement recently regarding their relationship. But now it’s being claimed that there is something more happening between them than she let on. Here’s what she had to say as well as the new report that the exes are “friend with benefits.”

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew | Tim Graham/Getty Images

Fergie’s spokesperson addresses reports

After several media outlets reported that Andrew and his former wife were back together, Fergie released a statement addressing the rumors.

“The duke and duchess remain good friends as they have been for many years, and nothing has changed,” Ferguson’s spokesperson said.

The Express also noted that a source close to the prince denied that they rekindled their romance.

However, those denials actually fueled more reports.

Claim that they are ‘friends with benefits’

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew | Indigo/Getty Images

Following Ferguson’s statement, royal commentator Dan Wootton claimed that the duke and duchess are “committed to each other” again.

“There had been whispers for a long, long time, so … I’m like ‘want to look into this properly, find out what the truth is.’ Because very quickly the spokesman denied that anything had changed in the relationship between Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew,” he said during an appearance on ITV.

Wooton went on to say, “That’s not entirely true because I have learned they are at the moment in a relationship that is described as ‘friends with benefits.’ While they have lived in this house for some time, the lodge at Windsor, they are now back committed to each other. As in, they are not seeing anyone else. They are not dating anyone else.”

Neither the duke or duchess has commented on this latest claim.

Why they would hide their realtionship

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew | Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

Many believe that the former couple are still very much in love especially since Ferguson has admitted to that in the past.

“I think the love I had for him then, is the love I still have for him now,” she explained, adding, “I still married the best and he’s the greatest gentleman that I know.”

However, even if they are carrying on a romantic relationship again there is a reason that they would not go public with it and that is because of Andrew’s family. While many would automatically assume that Prince Philip’s long-standing feud with Fergie would prevent them from walking down the aisle again, it’s been reported that Charles is more of a roadblock these days.

According to The Sun, royal sources claim that Charles is now more against his brother and Ferguson getting back together than his father is.

“Charles is not OK with Fergie. He can’t stand her in reality,” the source said. “He thinks she’s brought embarrassment to the royal family in the past and his relationship with his brother has been strained as a result. They don’t get on personally. There’s so much baggage because he feels she sided with Diana over Camilla all those years ago.”

Read more: Is Prince Charles Trying To Push His Brother Prince Andrew Out of the Royal Family?

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