Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew 'UNOFFICIALLY- BACK ON' expert insists despite denial
The Duke and Duchess of York’s relationship is “back on” more than two decades after they divorced following a notorious scandal involving Sarah, also known as Fergie, ITV’s royal editor Chris Ship said. He wrote on Twitter: “Royal relationship back on. Prince Andrew and Fergie back together more than 20 years after they divorced…” They had spent the weekend in Bahrain on a private visit hosted by the Bahrain Crown Prince.
Buckingham Palace have refused to rule out the rekindled romance, although sources claim they are simply just friends.
But the message sparked the happiness of the many fans of the couple who never gave up on the hope of seeing the two royals reunited 27 years after they separated.
One Twitter user wrote: “Like it has ever really been off!!
“About bloody time they made it public.”
Another one said: “I only hope this is true, best bit of royal news this year.”
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew are back together, a royal expert claimed
And a third wrote: “Wonderful news. They are obviously meant to be together and I’m over the moon they are.”
However, some had a hard time believing the royal expert’s words.
One social media user wrote: “You are supposed to get the April Fools in before noon!”
Robert Jobson, a fellow royal expert, voiced his disbelief directly to the ITV’s royal correspondent.
He asked Mr Ship: “Are you saying that they are officially a couple and/or getting remarried?
“They’ve had a close relationship for many years that defies the norm.”
Sarah Ferguson, Princess Beatrice and Prince Andrew spent their weekend together in Bahrain
Mr Ship replied: “‘Officially’ they are good friends. That’s what the Duchess’ spokesperson said.
“Unofficially? They are back on.”
The correspondent referred to a spokesman for the Duchess, who continues to deny the claims Fergie and Andrew are in a relationship.
He said in a statement: “The Duke and Duchess remain good friends as they have been for many years, and nothing has changed.”
Fergie and Andrew divorced in 1996 after the Duchess was spotted by paparazzi being intimate with her financial advisor, John Bryan.
But Fergie and the Duke stayed living together at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, and famously brought up their two daughters, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice, together.
A tweet from ITV’s royal editor Chris Ship
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew attending Princess Eugenie’s wedding
In a recent interview, Fergie also claimed she was living a “fairytale” with her divorced husband.
She said: “Now our life together is the greatest ever. It’s so hard to comprehend because we are not normal.
“This is our fairytale and we are telling it our way.”
However, in the past months, royal watchers and fans of the couple claim to have noticed a rekindled love between Fergie and Andrew.
A friend of the couple fuelled speculation, telling The Sun: “They’ve always been the most happily divorced couple ever, but there seems something more to the relationship.”
The Duchess, who is allowed to have her own Instagram account as she isn’t a working royal, has published many pictures depicting the Duke in the past months, always paired with lovely messages.
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew divorced in 1996
Last weekend, Andrew and Fergie had some “family time” with their elder daughter, as Sarah and Beatrice headed to Bahrain where Andrew had spent the week as an official guest of the country’s Crown Prince.
Fergie and Beatrice took a picture of themselves surrounded by Ferrari’s cars and mechanics as they attended the F1 Grand Prix.
Upon sharing the snap, Fergie wrote: “Such a joy to be invited to attend the Bahrain Grand Prix with The Duke of York and Beatrice.
“Excited to meet @frankiedettori_ #familytimes @f1 #luckyme”
Once again the picture was met by the excitement of royal fans.
One wrote: “It would be lovely to see yourself and Prince Andrew back as a couple, this UK citizen always thought you made a good team good luck xx”