Why Rumors Of Prince Andrew And Fergie’s Reunion Aren’t That Far-Fetched

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When the Daily Express spotted Sarah, Duchess of York deplaning in Aberdeen en route for Balmoral Castle, I knew in an instant that Fergie was making her way back into the royal fold.

The report was published on August 11th, just one day before Prince Philip was to join Her Majesty at their Scottish retreat.  Ferguson, who divorced Prince Andrew in 1996, has been persona non grata in the royal family for a string of reasons: Getting her toes sucked by a financial advisor while her eldest daughter was nearby, attempting to sell information on her ex-husband to an undercover journalist.  The list goes on and on, but the fact remains that Fergie hasn’t been warmly received by the House of Windsor in quite some time.

It should be said, though, that the Queen reportedly still likes Fergie, but the Duke of Edinburgh wants absolutely nothing to do with her.  In 2011, Fergie told Harper’s Bazaar that the monarch as “the most wonderful, forgiving, nonjudgmental person I know.”

I spoke to Royal Central’s editor-in-chief, who believes that there is a good reason that Fergie was seen at Balmoral.  Princess Beatrice, 25, has been dating her boyfriend, David Clark, for over five years, and it’s believed that an engagement announcement is forthcoming.  Since Beatrice needs the Queen’s permission to marry, it would make sense that the York family gathered together in Scotland.

Royal Central and I both believe that a reunion between Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York isn’t out of the question.  My personal theory (which I shared with Go Fug Yourself last week) is that the two will wait for Her Majesty and Prince Philip to pass, and then remarry.  This does seem like a far-fetched idea, until you look a little closer into Andrew and Sarah’s relationship.  She still lives with the Prince and their daughters at Royal Lodge, once the Queen Mother’s home.

If she had to do it all over again, Sarah would have changed a few things.

I would have fought for Andrew and I to be together after we got married and he went to sea [with the Royal Navy] and I saw him 40 days a year for the first five years of our marriage,” the Duchess of York told Harper’s Bazaar.  “I would have never let anyone come between us. Actually, one of the people [at Buckingham Palace], who shall remain nameless, said, ‘Oh, for heaven’s sake, you’re just a naval wife. Put up with it. Everyone else has to.’ I would say, ‘No, I’m going to be with him.'”

Several outlets are reporting Andrew and Sarah will remarry, but without a confirmation from the palace, it’s merely speculation at this point.  This being a very delicate matter, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least to see the Duke and Duchess of York co-habitate until Charles takes the throne, then asking for his permission to remarry.