When did Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson divorce? | The Sun

ROYAL weddings always capture the attention of the world, and the marriage of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson was no different.

However, what started out as a fairytale romance ended in divorce not long after.

When did Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson divorce?

Sarah Ferguson married Prince Andrew on July 23, 1986 in a Westminster Abbey ceremony.

At the time of their wedding, Prince Andrew was fourth in line to the throne.

The Queen gave the happy couple her permission to marry in Westminster Abbey and appointed them the Duke and Duchess of York.

During their 10-year marriage, they had two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Eugenie.

But in 1996, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson divorced after 10 years of marriage.

While the exact reason behind the break-up remains unknown, they announced their "amicable split" in 1992.

However, Sarah's biographer says that Prince Andrew's naval duties put a strain on the marriage as he was often travelling.

Just a few months after their split, Sarah was photographed with her financial adviser John Bryan.

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While Sarah's open relationship with the media is rumoured to have put a strain on her relationship with the Palace

Are Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson friends?

The former couple remain on good terms and even share a house together.

Even though Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996 they continue to live at Royal Lodge in Windsor together.

Their close friendship and living situation has meant the former couple have often been plagued by rumours that they will one day reunite romantically – something Sarah appears to have not ruled out.

"All I can say is that we’re happy with the way we are right now," she teased when quizzed about their relationship in an interview with The Telegraph.

"We always say we are the most contented divorced couple in the world. We’re divorced to each other, not from each other," she added.

"We are co-parents who support each other and believe that family is everything. I’m proud of the job we have done together in bringing up our children and sustaining a strong family unit. Our bywords are communication, compromise and compassion."

Both of their children are all grown up now, and have kids of their own.

Princess Beatrice 2020 wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi captured the attention of royal watchers.

Her daughter Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi was born in September 2021

Meanwhile, Princess Eugenie got married to Jack Brooksbank in 2018.

The went onto have their first child, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, in February 2021. 

The choice of Philip as a middle name pays tribute to Eugenie’s grandfather Prince Philip.

The happy couple then welcomed their second child in May 2023.

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Their son's name was inspired by “his great-great grandfather George, his grandpa George and my grandpa Ronald,” calling him Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank. 

Meanwhile, sisters Eugenie and Beatrice are famously tight and have often attended royal events together over the years.

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