Sarah Ferguson Comments on What It’s like to Live with Her Ex-Husband, Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, the Duke and Duchess of York, are not getting back together but they do share a home from time to time. Recently, Ferguson or “Fergie” revealed what it’s like to live with her ex-husband. Keep reading to learn what exactly the Duchess said about living with Prince Andrew.

Sarah Ferguson on living with Prince Andrew

Queen Elizabeth II gifted her son, Prince Andrew, with the Royal Lodge, a sprawling property in Windsor Great Park in 2003. He renovated the 30-room home then moved in with his daughters Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.

In 2008, the Duchess of York moved to the property.

During an interview in 2016, she discussed what it was like living with Prince Andrew: “I’m in and out all the time and he’s in and out all the time.”

The same year, Harper’s Bazaar photographed Princess Eugenie at the Royal Lodge as part of a story in the magazine which described the residence as “the definition of comfy cozy, with family pictures scattered around and Norfolk terriers wandering in and out.”

Princess Beatrice of York | Harper’s Bazaar Instagram

The property includes the following: 40 hectares of land, which is the equivalent of about 98 acres, as well as the Royal Lodge, a cottage for a gardener, the Chapel Lodge, six Lodge Cottages, and additional space for security.

Fergie reportedly splits her time between the Royal Lodge and another property she and the Duke of York share in Verbier, Switzerland.

‘Nothing has changed’ between Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson

Prince Andrew and Ferguson are friends and have remained as such for many years. They’re often seen at events together and appear to be in good spirits.

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Prince Andrew, Duke of York.
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and Prince Andrew, Duke of York on day 4 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2015, in Ascot, England. | Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

They’ve attended more high profile events together too, such as the royal wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston that took place last month.

While fans have been speculating that the divorced couple could be getting back together, a spokesperson for Ferguson dispelled the rumors.

The Duke and Duchess remain good friends as they have been for many years, and nothing has changed,” they told Express.

When did Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson get married?

Prince Andrew and Ferguson wed at Westminster Abbey in 1986, just five years after Prince Charles and Princess Diana, the Prince and Princess of Wales did the same thing at their own royal wedding.

The wedding of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey, London, UK, on July 23, 1986. | John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images

The connections to Princess Diana and Prince Charles don’t stop there.

Princess Diana invited Ferguson to an event at Windsor Castle in 1985 and that’s where she met Prince Andrew. They started dating and announced their engagement in 1986 and married later that same year.

When did Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson divorce?

Ferguson raised Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie mostly on her own because Prince Andrew’s career in the Navy meant he was away from his family for very long stretches at a time.

The couple reportedly only saw each other 40 days a year.

The separation didn’t bode well for the couple and by 1992 they were legally separated. Also in 1992, the Duchess of York found herself at the center of a scandal.

Sarah Ferguson in 2010
Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson walks the runway at Naomi Campbell’s Fashion For Relief Haiti NYC 2010 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Tent at Bryant Park on February 12, 2010, in New York City. |Stephen Lovekin/FFR/Getty Images for FFR

Photographs of a financial advisor sucking her toes by a pool were taken and released to the public. Four years later in 1996, Prince Andrew and Ferguson divorced.

Although it seems almost impossible that a couple could repair their relationship after such a scandal, the Duke and Duchess of York have done just that. They remain friends and are now, both, in the royal fold again.

While the Duke and Duchess of York live together as a divorced couple and remain friends to this day, they don’t have any plans — at least ones they’ve shared publicly — about becoming romantically involved again.