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Wed, 8 Aug, 2018Danielle McCarthy

Fergie and Prince Andrew still live together despite divorcing 22 years ago

Fergie and Prince Andrew still live together despite divorcing 22 years ago

Despite divorcing 22 years ago in 1996, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson still live with each other.

The former royal couple, who share daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, both live at Royal Lodge Windsor.

Prince Andrew officially moved in to the residence in 2004 following the 2002 death of the Queen Mother, who lived there for 70 years.

Reportedly, Fergie and her two daughters joined the Duke of York in 2008 and have remained there ever since.

“Sarah Ferguson still rules the roost at the Duke’s home — even though they’re divorced,” a royal source previously told The Sun.

The 58-year-old Duchess of York spoke of her living arrangement with her ex-husband in an interview on KIIS FM.

“I’m in and out all the time and he’s in and out all the time,” she said.

“He is the finest man in my life – he is a nugget of goodness. I threw myself into a love affair for life.”

In an interview with Hello! she also revealed that they “support each other emotionally” and “health wide”.

“At least every two weeks we sit down and communicate, the four of us,” she said.

It is believed the duo first met at the Guards Polo Club when they were both kids.

They were reintroduced by Princess Diana in 1985 as Fergie’s dad was Prince Charles’ polo manager.

After a year of dating, Buckingham Palace announced that the couple, both 26 at the time, were engaged.

Prince Andrew and Fergie married on July 23 in 1986, with guests including the royal family, US First Lady Nancy Regan and UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

However, in 1992 Buckingham Palace released a statement announcing that the couple were splitting.

“In view of the media speculation which the Queen finds especially undesirable during the general election campaign, Her Majesty is issuing the following statement,” the statement read.

“Last week, lawyers acting for the Duchess of York initiated discussions about a formal separation for the Duke and Duchess.

“These discussions are not yet completed and nothing will be said until they are.”

The scandal that broke the royal’s relationship was a paparazzi photo of Fergie with her toes in the mouth of Texan financial advisor John Bryan, while lounging in the sun in a bikini.

After their separation, Fergie revealed that she was heavily in debt and without Andrew’s generosity, she would’ve been “homeless”.

However, despite the scandals the pair have faced, they stayed on amicable terms and have been pictured together throughout the years for various family events.

Andrew and Fergie have even been asked if they are thinking of remarrying, due to the close nature of their relationship and the fact they still live together.

It is expected the pair will sit next to each other during the wedding of their daughter Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank on October 12. 

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