Prince Andrew shares a joke with a female groom as he goes horseback riding

Prince Andrew shares a joke with a female groom as he goes horseback riding on what would have been his 35th wedding anniversary to Sarah Ferguson

  • The Queen’s 61-year-old son is said to have celebrated his 35th wedding anniversary today
  • Sarah Ferguson and Andrew separated in 1992 after six years of marriage
  • While his brother Prince Charles found happiness with his second wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Andrew never remarried

Wedding anniversaries can be a bittersweet occasion when you’re divorced, but Prince Andrew looked in good spirits this morning when he was spotted riding a horse in Windsor.

The Queen’s 61-year-old son, who withdrew from royal duties amid a scandal over his friendship with pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein, is said to have celebrated his 35th wedding anniversary today with ex-wife Sarah Ferguson.

Fergie and Andrew split in 1992 after six years of marriage and divorced four years later, but their continued close bond has often led to speculation that they would rekindle their relationship.

While his brother Prince Charles found happiness with his second wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Andrew never remarried.

Wedding anniversaries can be a bittersweet occasion when you’re divorced, but Prince Andrew (pictured right) looked in good spirits this morning when he was spotted riding a horse in Windsor

The Queen's 61-year-old son (pictured center) is said to have celebrated his 35th wedding anniversary today with ex-wife Sarah Ferguson

The Queen’s 61-year-old son (pictured center) is said to have celebrated his 35th wedding anniversary today with ex-wife Sarah Ferguson

Andrew looked cheerful as he took a ride with a female groom on the Windsor property this morning.

The Duke of York donned a purple and red striped polo shirt and added a helmet and breeches for the outing, having driven himself to the stables from his home at the nearby Royal Lodge.

Horse riding has become an interest of the Duke since 2018, when he first took riding lessons at Trooping The Color before riding on horseback behind the Queen’s carriage.

Today sure seemed like a fun diversion to the day he would have marked 35 years of marriage to Fergie.

The couple have been separated for more than two decades, but remain a famously close bond, sharing a house at the Royal Lodge.

In an interview with the Kyle and Jackie O show in Australia in 2016, Fergie was asked by the hosts if they would ever reunite.

Fergie and Andrew (pictured on their wedding day) split in 1992 after six years of marriage and divorced four years later, but their continued close bond has often led to speculation that they would rekindle their relationship

Fergie and Andrew (pictured on their wedding day) split in 1992 after six years of marriage and divorced four years later, but their continued close bond has often led to speculation that they would rekindle their relationship

Andrew (pictured center) looked cheerful as he went for an early morning ride with a female groom on the Windsor property this morning

Andrew (pictured center) looked cheerful as he went for an early morning ride with a female groom on the Windsor property this morning

Fergie replied enigmatically, “I always think, ‘Do we really have that?’ We are now separated from each other. We never really left each other.’

It comes as Andrew’s ex-girlfriend Lady Victoria Hervey said the abuse claims against Ghislaine Maxwell related to pedophile Jeffrey Epstein were “extremely shocking.”

Prince Andrew stepped down from his royal duties in November 2019 after a disastrous Newsnight interview criticized his friendship with the convicted pedophile.

The Duke of York donned a purple and red striped polo shirt and added a helmet and breeches for the outing, after driving himself (pictured) to the stables from his home at the nearby Royal Lodge

The Duke of York donned a purple and red striped polo shirt and added a helmet and breeches for the outing, after driving himself (pictured) to the stables from his home at the nearby Royal Lodge

In a new documentary about Ghislaine, Lady Victoria said: “She was always the center of every fun party and she was a lively character that many people wanted to be part of. It was very shocking when I first heard all about her because that was not the Ghislaine I knew.

“I think there are a lot of people in his position who like to be surrounded by young models – it didn’t look all that different from what I had seen before. I was very young and very naive and didn’t realize what was happening.

‘[Epstein] gave her that stability of what she needed and she gave him what he needed to meet all these powerful people.

“Everyone knew Ghislaine Maxwell, but nobody knew him. It was a partnership they had. I think she was in it way too deep and just couldn’t get out.’

The Queen’s second son recently became a grandfather for the first time when Princess Eugenie welcomed son August Brooksbank in February.

Soon he will welcome his second grandchild as Princess Beatrice is expecting.

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