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Could Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson re-marry? Edward and Sophie celebrate 11 happy years

PUBLISHED: 12:48 09 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:27 16 May 2018

The Duke and Duchess of York leave Buckingham Palace for their honeymoon, 23 July 1986. Picture: PA Images/Archant Library

The Duke and Duchess of York leave Buckingham Palace for their honeymoon, 23 July 1986. Picture: PA Images/Archant Library

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Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York’s marriage ended in Divorce. But is there a hint they could re-marry?

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson with family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, 23 July 1986. Picture: PA Images/Archant LibraryPrince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson with family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, 23 July 1986. Picture: PA Images/Archant Library

Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey on July 1, 1986.

The couple, who had known each other since childhood, began courting after meeting at a party in 1985. Diana, Princess of Wales, is said to have had a hand in match making.

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Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones wave to the crowd following their wedding in St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle. WPA Rota/Photo by Dan Chung/REUTERSPrince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones wave to the crowd following their wedding in St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle. WPA Rota/Photo by Dan Chung/REUTERS

Thousands gathered to witness the Duke and Duchess of York’s first kiss as man and wife on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, before they set off on honeymoon to the Azores on board the Royal Yacht Britannia.

The couple went on to have two daughters Princesses Beatrice (b August 8, 1988) and Eugenie (March 23, 1990).

But Prince Andrew’s naval career meant they spent little time together. They announced their separation on March 19, 1992 and were divorced on May 30, 1996.

Prince Edward and his new bride Sophie leave  St Georges Chapel in Windsor after their wedding.   WPA ROTA/Photo by Ian Waldie      REUTERSPrince Edward and his new bride Sophie leave St Georges Chapel in Windsor after their wedding. WPA ROTA/Photo by Ian Waldie REUTERS

Neither has remarried and the former spouses have at times shared a home since their marriage was anulled.

Responding to rumours that they intended to remarry, in 2013, the Duchess of York refused to rule out reconciliation, adding: “He’s still my handsome prince, he’ll always be my handsome prince.”

Prince Edward became the last of the Queen’s four children to get married when he tied the knot with PR executive Sophie Rhys-Jones on January 6, 1999.

The couple began a romance after meeting at a charity function in 1993.

Their wedding at St George’s Chapel in Windsor was attended by the young Prince Harry, who will marry Meghan Markle at the same venue on May 19.

The service was a more modest affair than those of his three older siblings. It was attended by family and friends at the request of the couple, who travelled through Windsor in an open-topped carriage to their reception.

The couple, who live in Surrey, have a daughter and son Lady Louise Windsor, born November 8, 2003, and James, Viscount Severn, born December 17, 2007.

Sophie - who became the Countess of Wessex after marrying Prince Edward, is said to be descended from King Henry IV (1367 – 1413).

Of the Queen’s four children, Edward’s is the only first marriage to survive.


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