Sarah Ferguson and Andrew share poignant royal wedding moment together as Eugenie weds
Sarah Ferguson looked thrilled and touched during her daughter’s Royal Wedding, as memories from her own ceremony must have come back to her mind while she was sitting next to her ex-husband.
The Duchess of York, also known as Fergie, looked proud and happy while the heartwarming ceremony unfolded.
But she was surely hit by a whirlwind of emotions as she was reunited with her former partner, Prince Andrew, who remained close to her during the whole ceremony.
The couple entered St George’s Chapel together, with the Duke of York gallantly showing his ex-wife and their eldest daughter, Princess Beatrice, the way to their seats.
It was lovely. She is a lovely woman. She never forgets her friends.
Andrew and Fergie also sat down next to each other during the wedding.
And the duchess deliberately decided to take with her a memento of her own big day, as she carried a vintage Manolo Blahnik bag – the same one used by her mother, Susan Barrantes, at her wedding on July 23 1986.
She completed her outfit wearing a bright green dress designed by Windsor designer Emma Louise Design.
Another emotional moment for Fergie took place minutes before the ceremony, when she rushed to hug a member of the public as she arrived at St George’s Chapel.
Leaving her elder daughter waiting briefly as the pair emerged from a car outside the chapel at Windsor Castle, Sarah greeted a long-term family friend, Jessie Huberty.
The 83-year-old had been a close friend of Sarah’s mother and even attended the duchess’ Royal Wedding at Westminster Abbey 22 years ago.
The spontaneous gesture was appreciated by Mrs Huberty, who praised Fergie.
Sitting in a wheelchair in the front row of the crowd gathered in Horseshoe Cloister opposite the chapel’s West Door, she said: “She gave me a big hug and said she was happy that I was here.
“It was lovely. She is a lovely woman.
“She never forgets her friends.”
Prior to the wedding, Fergie was said to be a “bag of nerves” – and not just because she was covering the delicate role of mother-of-the-bride.
The duchess was understood to be worried about a “frosty” reception from her former brother-in-law Prince Charles after his wife, Camilla, didn’t attend the wedding to carry out “previous commitment”, as explained by Clarence House.
And she was also allegedly afraid of meeting Prince Philip, who is the protagonist of a long-standing feud between him and Fergie.
Their relationship quickly deteriorated after her marriage to Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, ended.
However, everything seems to have run smoothly during Eugenie’s special day, with the Duke of Edinburgh attending the ceremony and Fergie and Prince Charles joking minutes before the beginning of the ceremony.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK