Relationships

Tue, 13 Nov, 2018Over60

The one person stopping Fergie and Prince Andrew from remarrying

The one person stopping Fergie and Prince Andrew from remarrying

Although Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson split in 1996, the couple still continue to live together at Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park.

Despite their past, the duo continue to display an amicable relationship in public and have afternoon tea together with their daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

Now, the Duchess of York has addressed the longstanding rumour that the only thing stopping them from remarrying is Prince Philip.

According to W Magazine, Philip bears a "long-standing hatred" toward Fergie for the infamous photos that captured American businessman John Bryan sucking her toes.

"We know he would oppose any remarriage, that’s why we all say it can only happen after he has gone," said a friend of the couple.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Fergie responded to the age-old question – will they remarry?

“So many people have asked me that, but we’re so happy with the way we are right now," she said.

“We enjoy each other’s company; we allow each other to blossom. I know it sounds like a fairytale but that’s the way we are.”

Fergie praised Prince Andrew for his work for his country.

“My duty is to him. I am so proud of him. I stand by him and always will. The way we are is our fairytale,” she gushed.

“Although we are not a couple, we really believe in each other. The Yorks are a united family. We’ve shown it. You saw it at the wedding.

“We stand up for each other, fight for each other. We’re totally respectful of each other’s position and thoughts and we listen to each other. Our children listen to us, too.

“And we sit round the table and have afternoon tea together. It’s a very important part of our lives.”

The duo’s relationship continues to baffle royal spectators 22 years after their high-profile split.

“We’re the happiest divorced couple in the world. We’re divorced to each other, not from each other.”

In the interview, Fergie also opened up about the heartbreak of not having her “best friend” Princess Diana present at Eugenie’s wedding last month.

“I thought of absent friends and family; of Diana — but she’s with me all the time,” the 59-year-old said.

“What I miss most is her tinkling laughter.”

Diana and Fergie grew up together, with the duo being distantly related and their parents going to school together.

“Diana was my best friend and the funniest person I knew. She had such timing and wit.”

“It was a total joy to be with her because we just laughed and enjoyed life so much, and I know she would have loved the wedding.”

Eugenie married James Brooksbank on October 12 at Windsor Castle.