Royal fans STILL want to see Fergie and Prince Andrew together again when Duchess shares a birthday post
The Duchess of York shared an unseen picture of her ex-husband Prince Andrew to wish him a happy birthday today – and it led to a series of comments that encouraged the former couple to get back together, despite his involvement in the Jeffrey Epstein -scandal.
Sarah Ferguson assumed Instagram to relax an intimate black and white photo of the duke at home, surrounded by his two Norfolk terriers.
It is believed to have been taken at Royal Lodge at Windsor Great Park, which the former couple has shared since 2008 despite their divorce in 1996.
Fergie, 60, subtitled the image with an unusually modest, short but sweet message: “Happy 60th Birthday to Andrew.”
Her post was popular with thousands of fans – as well as daughter Princess Eugenie – and led many to respond to their close relationship.
The Duchess of York shared an unseen picture of her ex-husband Prince Andrew to wish him a happy birthday today
The message from Sarah Ferguson was restrained without character – and briefly compared to an emotional post she shared with Andrew on Instagram last year
One said: ‘You have to get back together seriously! #Britainsbestcouple, “while another wrote:” Why don’t you just get back together, you’re closer now than ever before, just do it. “
“Why don’t you and Fergie just make it right, she stands by you every step of the way, please be faithful,” another begged.
Speaking of their close relationship, royal expert Robert Jobson told FEMAIL: “Sarah has been a rock for Andrew right now. She is his biggest supporter and at this difficult moment for him she is someone he could turn to.
“They have remained very good friends as they raise their children and her continued support to her ex-husband shows what a mature relationship and good appreciation they have for each other.”
The message from Fergie was popular with thousands of fans – as well as daughter Princess Eugenie – and prompted many to comment on their close relationship and to encourage them to revive their romance.
One of Prince Andrew’s dogs that appeared on Sarah’s birthday portrait also played a leading role in the Yorks Christmas card last year. The map contained a terrier with its head in a bush, with its back on the camera, with the caption: “Say goodbye to 2019”.
The official Royal Family Instagram account offered Andrew a public statement of support, generally regarded as the ‘favorite’ son of the queen, by sharing two photos: a youth photo of the prince and a new formal portrait.
The caption reads: “On this day in 1960, Prince Andrew was born in Buckingham Palace, the first child born in a reigning monarch for 103 years. Congratulations on The Duke of York. “
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson have remained close friends despite their divorce in 1996. Shown together at Royal Ascot in July last year
The Instagram tribute of the Duchess of York was short compared to an emotional function she shared last November, in which she called her ex “this giant of a principled man” amid accusations of his close friendship with billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
She wrote: ‘It is so rare to meet people who can speak from their hearts with honesty and pure real truth, who remain steadfast and strong in their faith. Andrew is a true and genuine gentleman and is stoically steadfast, not only in his duty, but also in his kindness and goodness to always see the best in people.
“I am deeply supportive and proud of this giant of a principle man who dares to put his shoulder to the wind and stands firm with his sense of honor and truth.”
She further said that it is time for Andrew to stay “steadfast” and it is her “honor” to be with him “at every step of the way.”
Sarah Ferguson tweeted a series of photos of the duke and defended him prior to the bomb interview with Emily Maitlis
Sarah Ferguson paid an extraordinary tribute to her ex-husband in November amid allegations about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein
The messages are a glimpse of normality on what would otherwise be a day of muffled celebrations for Andrew, a far cry from the fanfare that is usually enjoyed by senior royals on their milestone birthdays.
The duke was to be promoted to Admiral on his 60th birthday, in accordance with a long-standing policy of treating high princes as military members.
But Buckingham Palace has already said that the duke has asked to postpone the promotion until he is able to fully resume royal duties.
The Queen paid tribute to Prince Andrew as he celebrated his 60th birthday under the cloud of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. She shared this photo of the Duke of York on the occasion of the occasion
The royal family also shared this new formal portrait of the Duke of York on the occasion of the birthday
There will be no splendid party at Buckingham Palace, although there will be a small family dinner at Royal Lodge for about a dozen, including Sarah Ferguson and their daughters, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.
The bells of Westminster Abbey will still sound in celebration because it is a Royal Peculiar, a place of worship that falls under the jurisdiction of the monarch instead of a bishop.
It is far away from Andrew’s 50th. By that time, his association with Jeffrey Epstein – the shamed American financier found dead in a New York prison cell in August – was known, but it couldn’t stop a series of glamorous women from attending the duke’s birthday party, which became held during a weekend at St James’s Palace.
Andrew’s birthday comes on a difficult week for his mother the queen, her cousin David Linley announcing his divorce from wife Serena and her grandson Peter Phillips revealing that he has separated himself from his wife Autumn. Pictured, Andrew and the Queen last month
Prince Andrew has maintained that he has never “seen or suspected Epstein’s improper behavior” and strongly denied all allegations of misconduct
Partygoers included Catrina Skepper, the one-time model of Pretty Polly and Cadbury, as well as socialite Caroline Stanbury, who subsequently appeared in the reality TV program Ladies Of London, and socialite Goga Ashkenazi from Kazakh.
The Duke of York also gave a TV interview, in which he discussed criticism of his extravagant lifestyle.
Andrew’s birthday comes on a difficult week for his mother the queen, her cousin David Linley announcing his divorce from wife Serena and her grandson Peter Phillips revealing that he has separated himself from his wife Autumn.
Sarah Ferguson married Prince Andrew in 1986 and since their divorce in 1996, the couple have remained close to their daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
The monarch, 93, also had to manage the recent departure of the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes and the Duke of York’s decision to give up his royal duties in the aftermath of his disastrous interview with Newsnight.
The duke was confronted with a setback after the interview with critics who accused him of showing no regrets about his friendship with the disgraced financier and empathy with his victims.
Virginia Giuffre, who claims that she was trafficked by Epstein, also claims that the duke had sex with her three times, including when she was 17, still a minor under US law.
Andrew, who strongly denies the allegations, has had to deal with calls to talk to the FBI and US prosecutors who are still investigating Epstein.