Sarah Ferguson caught doing THIS at royal wedding to Prince Andrew in unearthed footage

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Sarah Ferguson caught doing THIS at royal wedding to Prince Andrew in unearthed footage

SARAH FERGUSON, the Duchess of York, married Prince Andrew back in 1986 in a fairytale wedding in Westminster Abbey. Footage from the day appears to show Fergie doing something unusual which went unnoticed at the time.

Sarah Ferguson, 58, is still close to ex-husband Prince Andrew, 58, often speaking fondly of him in interviews.

As the duo look forward to the wedding of the younger daughter Princess Eugenie, 28, in October, thoughts have turned to the lavish nuptials they enjoyed in 1986.

Some of the most famous memories of the day include a young Prince William acting as page boy, and Fergie messing up Andrew’s full name as she said her vows.

But there is one moment which seems to have gone unnoticed – until now.

Sarah Ferguson appeared to

Sarah Ferguson wedding Footage shows Fergie doing something unusual at her wedding in 1986 (Image Getty Images)
Sarah Ferguson wedding Footage shows Fergie doing something unusual at her wedding in 1986 (Image Getty Images)

wink at groom Prince Andrew during 1986 wedding

In unearthed footage which has surfaced on YouTube, Sarah appears to do something members of the Royal Family are rarely, if ever, seen doing – winking.

As she promised to “obey” her groom during her vows, the bride turned her face towards him and appeared to wink.

It is a brief moment of fun which is over in less than a second and is difficult to see thanks to the thick veil Sarah is wearing, however, it was reported in some news outlets at the time.

Sarah Ferguson wedding The moment Fergie appears to wink at Prince Andrew is captured here (Image YouTube)
Sarah Ferguson wedding The moment Fergie appears to wink at Prince Andrew is captured here (Image YouTube)

The Los Angeles Times wrote in 1986: “Some spectators said they saw her wink at Andrew beneath her veil as she vowed to ‘obey’ her husband.”

Her wink is further backed up by a moment caught more clearly on camera later as the newlyweds walked out of the church.

Sarah Ferguson, 58, is still close to ex-husband Prince Andrew, 58, often speaking fondly of him in interviews.

As the duo look forward to the wedding of the younger daughter Princess Eugenie, 28, in October, thoughts have turned to the lavish nuptials they enjoyed in 1986.

Sarah Ferguson wedding The Duchess was photographed winking as she walked down the aisle (Image PA)
Sarah Ferguson wedding The Duchess was photographed winking as she walked down the aisle (Image PA)

Some of the most famous memories of the day include a young Prince William acting as page boy, and Fergie messing up Andrew’s full name as she said her vows.

But there is one moment which seems to have gone unnoticed – until now.

In unearthed footage which has surfaced on YouTube, Sarah appears to do something members of the Royal Family are rarely, if ever, seen doing – winking.

As she promised to “obey” her groom during her vows, the bride turned her face towards him and appeared to wink.

It is a brief moment of fun which is over in less than a second and is difficult to see thanks to the thick veil Sarah is wearing, however, it was reported in some news outlets at the time.

Sarah Ferguson wedding The moment Fergie appears to wink at Prince Andrew is captured here (Image YouTube)
Sarah Ferguson wedding The moment Fergie appears to wink at Prince Andrew is captured here (Image YouTube)

The Los Angeles Times wrote in 1986: “Some spectators said they saw her wink at Andrew beneath her veil as she vowed to ‘obey’ her husband.”

Her wink is further backed up by a moment caught more clearly on camera later as the newlyweds walked out of the church.

The ecstatic bride can be seen winking at someone sitting on the left-hand side of the church, which would have seated her friends and family.

Back in the 80s, the British Royal Family were not known for public displays of emotion, so Fergie’s unbridled joy was unusual.

One element of her wedding which has endured in the public memory is her wedding gown, which was a large, classic 80s design.

The ivory number had huge shoulders and sleeves typical of the era and a wide skirt.

A corset tightly nipped in Sarah’s dress, which she revealed in her autobiography she lost six pounds to fit into.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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