Is Sarah Ferguson’s relationship with the royal family on the mend?
Wearing a mustard yellow dress and a teal fascinator, Ferguson was spotted mingling with Prince Andrew, who chose black tails, a tan waistcoat and a top hat for the Royal Ascot, a prestigious horse-racing event, on Friday afternoon.
During their marriage, which lasted from 1986 to 1996, the couple weathered a number of scandals involving cheating allegations. However, following their divorce, the pair, who are parents to Princess Beatrice, 30, and Princess Eugenie, 29, appear to have healed their relationship to some degree, even still sharing a residence.
It is the rest of the family that was icy towards Ferguson for many years, but since Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding, things have started to change. Even Prince Philip, known for his disdain of Fergie, posed for a picture next to her at Princess Eugenie’s wedding last October.
The Royal Ascot is just their latest joint appearance and the prince regularly appears on Ferguson’s social media accounts. Roughly a year ago, she congratulated him when he became an Honorary Fellow at Cambridge College.
The former couple aren’t the only royals to appear at the multi-day gathering. Queen Elizabeth herself was also on hand on Saturday in a yellow dress and hat for the massive outdoor event.
Beatrice and Eugenie also attended the Royal Ascot on Friday. The former chose a black dress with a white skirt and a white-and-black fascinator while her younger sister chose a floral knee-length dress and black fascinator for the outing.
As we previously reported, a source told ET that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry decided to skip the festivities this year as she enjoys maternity leave from her duties following the birth of their son, Archie.
But, days prior to Ferguson’s appearance, Prince William and Kate Middleton did attend the Royal Ascot in formal attire. The duchess chose a lacy blue dress and hat while her husband wore gray slacks, black tails and a blue waistcoat.