Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew: Relationship of ‘BEST divorced couple’ revealed

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SARAH FERGUSON and Prince Andrew have been described as the “best divorced couple in the world” and now Sarah has supported her ex-husband ahead of his difficult interview on Newsnight. Here is an insight into Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew’s relationship.

Prince Andrew will tonight appear on BBC Two in a pre-recorded interview in which he opens up about his relationship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. In solidarity with her ex-husband, Sarah posted a series of Instagram photos pledging her support ahead of the interview airing.

Andrew had so far only commented on the matter through agreed statements from Buckingham Palace.

The statements in the past said he had been “appalled” by the sex abuse claims moved against Epstein.

A comment from the Palace released this summer read: “His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behaviour is abhorrent.”

In a snippet of the interview shown on BBC News on Friday night, Andrew was heard discussing staying with Epstein after his conviction with interviewer Emily Maitlis.

Sarah Ferguson news Sarah and Prince Andrew have a good relationship despite being divorced Image GETTY
Sarah Ferguson news Sarah and Prince Andrew have a good relationship despite being divorced Image GETTY

Sarah Ferguson news Sarah and Prince Andrew have a good relationship despite being divorced (Image GETTY)

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Sarah Ferguson news: They married in 1986 and divorced in 1996 (Image: GETTY)

Sarah Ferguson news: They married in 1986 and divorced in 1996 (Image: GETTY)

Prince Andrew said: ”The problem was the fact that once he had been convicted…”

Ms Maitlis interjected: “You stayed with him.”

Andrew continued: “I stayed with him and that’s…that’s…that’s the bit that…that…that, as it were, I kick myself for on a daily basis because it was not something that was becoming of a member of the royal family and we try and uphold the highest standards and practices and I let the side down, simple as that.”

Sarah’s support of her husband saw her praise Andrew as a “true and real gentleman”.

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Sarah Ferguson news: The pair are often spotted at events together (Image: GETTY)

Sarah Ferguson news: The pair are often spotted at events together (Image: GETTY)

She wrote: “It is so rare to meet people that are able to speak from their hearts with honesty and pure real truth, that remain steadfast and strong to their beliefs.

“Andrew is a true and real gentleman and is stoically steadfast to not only his duty but also his kindness and goodness of always seeing the best in people.”

This is not the first time Sarah has praised Andrew, as the pair remain firm friends despite their divorce in 1996.

In an interview with Australian radio in 2017, Sarah said of them being divorced: “I always think ‘have we really?’.

“We’re divorced to each other right now. We’ve never really left each other.”

Sarah and Andrew often attend events like Royal Ascot together and are often spotted laughing and chatting to one another.

In fact, Sarah even lives at the Royal Lodge in Windsor alongside Andrew and has done since 2008.

Their bond is appreciated by both Eugenie and Beatrice, with the latter having previously described her parents as the “best divorced couple in the world”.

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Sarah Ferguson news: Beatrice and Eugenie describe their parents as the ‘world’s best divorced couple’ (Image: GETTY)

Sarah Ferguson news: Beatrice and Eugenie describe their parents as the ‘world’s best divorced couple’ (Image: GETTY)

The couple are so close that rumours of a relationship or remarriage often circulate when they are spotted together.

Eugenie in July shared photos on Instagram to celebrate her parents’ wedding anniversary, which sent fans into a frenzy believing the couple had rekindled their romance.

In 2013, Sarah said of Andrew: “He’s still my handsome prince. He’ll always be my handsome prince.

“We really believe in being good parents for our girls.

“In our every day, we really respect each other and we honour each other.”

Next year the pair will come together to celebrate their oldest daughter’s wedding. 

Princess Beatrice is due to marry property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in 2020.

Prince Andrew & the Epstein Scandal: The Newsnight interview airs on BBC TWO on November 16 at 9pm.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK