Many years after their divorce, Prince Andrew and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, are nonetheless residing collectively, quickly to be joined by the late Queen Elizabeth II’s corgis.
The Duke and Duchess of York gifted the fallen monarch two of her favourite breed of canine in 2021 after her husband, Prince Philip, died in April.
However past this comfortable truth lies a way more peculiar state of affairs: the truth that the ex couple nonetheless lives collectively, at the same time as Fergie, as Ferguson is affectionately recognized, has been compelled to cope with the fallout from the civil sexual abuse case introduced towards Andrew.
“They nonetheless dwell collectively at Royal Lodge and he or she [Fergie] speaks glowingly about him,” Shannon Felton Spence, a former British public affairs officer and royal professional advised Fox Information Digital. “They usually have now been joined by the queen’s corgis. She consistently talks about how she acquired the perfect trying prince. They’ve maintained an especially shut relationship.”
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At nearer look, Fergie’s fondness for her ex-husband could need to do with the truth that the couple has steadfastly continued to prioritize elevating their two daughters collectively ever since their divorce in 1996: Princesses Eugenie, 32, and Beatrice, 34.
Ferguson, 62, was married to Andrew, the queen’s second son, from 1986 to 1996.
“By all accounts the Yorks are a really tight-knit household,” Spence defined. “An actual unit. The Epstein scandal could have been very troublesome, significantly for his daughters Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, and at a time once they have been beginning their very own households. I think about the duchess’s major issues have been of her daughters and grandchildren by all of it.”
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A lady named Virginia Giuffre sued Andrew in 2021, alleging that she was sexually abused by the Duke of York on three events when she was below 18 on the behest of the late financier Jeffrey Epstein and disgraced British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell. Either side introduced a settlement settlement in February 2022, a month earlier than Andrew was set to be deposed within the case.
Just some weeks later, in March 2022, Andrew and Giuffre entered a signed settlement to formally dismiss the civil sexual abuse case she introduced towards the royal after he allegedly paid greater than $16 million to settle the embarrassing lawsuit. Whereas the events didn’t disclose the sum of the settlement in courtroom papers, the Every day Telegraph reported the quantity as $16.3 million.
By means of all of the drama and scandal, Andrew had denied the allegations, which in the end compelled him to surrender his public duties and royal patronages.
In the meantime, on Monday, a protester was arrested after heckling Andrew through the queen’s funeral procession in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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