Sarah Ferguson is seen for the first time since Queen Elizabeth’s passing and joins Prince Andrew to inspect floral tributes.
The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, was accompanied by Prince Andrew on Friday as they saw flower offerings left for Queen Elizabeth II.
Since the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Fergie, as Ferguson is affectionately known, hasn’t been spotted with the royal family until the pair’s visit at Windsor Castle.
Ferguson saw the tributes while wearing an all-black outfit.
Together, Prince Andrew and his ex-wife reside at Windsor’s Royal Lodge.
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Prince Andrew and Ferguson wed in 1986 and divorced a year later, in 1996, just months before King Charles and Princess Diana would split up.
Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are the two offspring of Andrew and Ferguson.
Ferguson and Queen Elizabeth II had a strong relationship even after they got divorced. Immediately after Elizabeth’s passing, the Duchess of York shared a touching homage to the monarch.
Ferguson posted on social media, “I am grieved by the demise of Her Majesty the Queen. “She leaves behind a tremendous legacy: the most wonderful example of responsibility, service, and steadfastness, and a constant steadying presence as our head of state for more than 70 years,” says the statement.
She continued, “She has dedicated her entire life to the people of the UK and the Commonwealth. She was the most amazing mother-in-law and friend to me. I will always be appreciative of her kindness in choosing to stay in touch with me even after my divorce.
I will miss her a lot more than I can say
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The possibility exists that Ferguson’s lack of a relationship with her own mother contributed to her tight relationship with the queen. After divorcing Ferguson’s father and getting remarried, the mother of The Duchess of York perished in a vehicle accident in 1998.
I ponder the fact that, in all honesty, my mother-in-law has raised me better than my own mother. On a 2021 episode of the “Tea with Twiggy” podcast, Ferguson previously claimed of Queen Elizabeth II, “[She’s] never faltered.
She continued, “I firmly believe there is no greater tutor.” “It has been a wonderful joy to witness Her Majesty’s consistency. a great honour. I want to cry as a result.”