Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson Dish on Their Relationship Now and Address Marriage Rumors

Kayla Keegan
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From Good Housekeeping

Prince Andrew and Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson have quite a unique story. Despite getting married in lavish style in 1986, the pair announced their separation six years later, around the same time that Fergie's infamous toe-sucking scandal began to circulate in the news.

While their divorce in 1996 appeared to take a toll on the couple, it's a completely different story today. The two, who are parents to Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice, are very good friends now and proudly dub themselves "the happiest divorced couple in the world."

Apart from appearing out together at various events, they reportedly still live together in the Royal Lodge in Berkshire — an arrangement that, not surprisingly, has continued to fuel speculation that the pair will end up getting remarried.

As it turns out, many fans are keen on them walking down the aisle again. "Remarry please," one wrote to the Duchess on Instagram. "Please remarry you were meant for each other 💗💗💗😊" another said.

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But the question is ... will they actually? Of course, never say never, but if past interviews can tell us anything, it's that Sarah and Andrew aren't looking to go down the marriage road again any time soon.

"No [to re-marrying Sarah]. We are both in a better place. It’s because we are in a better place which is probably why we are able to remain such close friends," Andrew told The Daily Mail back in 2010.

Clearly, Fergie agrees with her ex. By the sounds of it, the two are perfectly happy with their family dynamic just the way it is. A spokesperson for the Duchess of York released a statement in April 2019 that she and Andrew "remain good friends as they have been for many years, and nothing has changed."

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But even if Sarah and Andrew suddenly changed their minds, the question becomes could they get remarried? If the Royal Marriages Act of 1772 still applied today, the pair would've needed Queen Elizabeth II's approval. And given the way their first marriage ended (and Fergie's subsequent scandal where she was caught promising $660,000 in exchange for access to her ex-husband), who knows what Her Majesty would say.

But in 2013, Pop Sugar reports that the law changed, and it now only applies to the first six people in line to the British throne. As it stands, Prince Andrew is eighth in line and, therefore, exempt from the rule thanks to the birth of Prince Louis in 2018 and Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor this year.

Bottom line: While it's not totally out of the question, people shouldn't count on it happening. But whether Andrew and Sarah do or don't in the days ahead, what's most important is that they're happy and have found a situation that works well for their family.


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