SARAH FERGUSON and Prince Andrew have been at the centre of rumours about their rekindled romance recently – but did Andrew leave a clue in plain sight about his feelings back in 2003?
Sarah Ferguson recalls reason behind Prince Andrew divorce
Sarah Ferguson – affectionately known as Fergie – and Prince Andrew married in their spectacular royal wedding in 1986. However, the Duke and Duchess of York’s marriage mirrored the trajectory of Prince Charles and Diana’s, as both royal couples went on to separate in 1992 followed by a 1996 divorce. Since then, the parents of Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie have been at the centre of a whirlwind of rumours about the possibility of a rekindled romance.
Royal fans are fervently hoping for a romantic reunion between the two, with many social media comments on pictures of the Duke and Duchess looking like a happy reunited family with their two daughters – although the pair themselves refuse to be drawn on the issue.
However, the Duke of York left a surprising message on one of his personal possessions that was uncovered in candid pictures of his Buckingham Palace suite.
In 2003, the Royal Family suffered a security breach scandal when a “fake footman” gained access to private quarters in Buckingham Palace.
Undercover journalist Ryan Parry managed to get hired as Palace staff after answering a job advert and faking a CV and references.
The Duke and Duchess of York (Image: Getty)
Coverage at the time reported on Andrew’s choice of decor and the “Remarry” cushion (Image: The Daily Express)
Fergie and Andrew attended Lady Gabriella Windsor’s royal wedding together last month (Image: Getty)
He most memorably released a picture of the Queen and Prince Philip’s breakfast table, featuring Her Majesty’s Tupperware selection of muesli.
Mr Ryan also worked in the Buckingham Palace apartments of Prince Andrew and lifted the lid on the prince’s personal effects in his private rooms.
In addition to many photos of ex-wife Fergie that adorned the suite, an embroidered cushion may have provided a clue to Andrew’s feelings.
It was emblazoned with the phrase “Eat, Drink, and Re-Marry”.
Another cushion on the double bed was embroidered with the word “Daddy”.
At the time, experts estimated the combined value of the antiques and objets d’art in Andrew’s suites were worth over £3million.
Mr Ryan also reported on Prince Andrew’s less than gracious greeting of servants whose job it was to wake him up in the morning, reportedly telling them to “F**k off” when they opened the curtains.
Fergie and Andrew themselves have refused to be drawn on the question of whether they will reunite, however Sarah has spoken of their unusual friendship post-divorce.
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She said last year: “This is our fairytale and we are telling it our way.”
The pair have lived together since their split, sharing a residence at Windsor and a Swiss ski chalet they bought together.
Recently, Buckingham Palace have refused to comment on the veracity of a rumour reported by Australian magazine New Idea, that suggests the Duke and Duchess of York plan to remarry this year on Fergie’s October birthday.
This week, royal watchers are hoping to catch a glimpse of Fergie at Royal Ascot, after onlookers called last year’s sightings of the Duchess with Andrew “like a flirty first date”.
Fergie also delighted royal fans this month with some family photos with Andrew, Beatrice and Eugenie as the Duke of York conducted the Colonel’s Review in preparation for the Trooping the Colour parade.
Source: EXPRES CO UK