Fergie makes grand comeback at Princess Eugenie's wedding

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor

Sarah Ferguson was the proud mother-of-the-bride at her youngest daughter Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding on Friday.

She arrived at St. George’s Chapel in an emerald green wrap dress by Emma Louise which she accessorised with a large green wide brimmed hat which had a striped green and yellow bow tied around the top.

Looking absolutely ecstatic, she was seen waving at friends and fans as she walked up to the chapel and met her daughter Princess Beatrice.

The mother of the bride was dressed in an emerald Emma Louise dress, while maid of honour Princess Beatrice chose London-based Australian designers Ralph and Russo for her royal blue frock. Photo: Getty
Fergie was seen pointing and waving on her way up the Chapel steps. Photo: Getty

The pair then walked down the aisle together, which was an interesting choice considering Beatrice was her sister’s maid of honour.

It’s believed she accompanied her mum instead of the bride to provide her with a little moral support, as Fergie has only recently been welcomed back into the royal fold after her somewhat scandalous divorce from Prince Andrew.

The look of relief on her face when she took her front-row seat in the pews said it all; that was no easy entrance!


It hasn’t been an easy ride back to the top for Fergie.

She and Andrew may have remained on good terms after their divorce in 1996 – and even continue to live together – but her relationships with other members of the royal family are said to be fraught.

According to reports, she and the Duke of Edinburgh have a long-standing feud, dating back to 1992.

It began when pictures emerged of Fergie laying on a sunlounger, having her toes sucked by her ‘financial advisor’ John Bryan. It was the same year she separated from Andrew. 

Beatrice walked in with her mum rather than the bride. Photo: Getty

Further fuel was added to the fire with reports of Fergie’s money troubles and spending.

In 2010, the Duchess was accused of accepting a £500,000 bribe from a News of the World journalist in exchange for “access” to Prince Andrew. A video recording of their conversation was shortly released to the media.

Prince Philip wasn’t the only royal said to be enraged by the scandals. An alleged letter from Princess Margaret to Fergie, at the time of the toe sucking photos, claims “you have done more to bring shame on the royal family than could have ever been imagined.”

But in recent years, the Duchess has been invited back into the fold, with invites to Balmoral and Ascot.

She has been making an impact with her charity work, having recently announced a Street Child appeal for children affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. 

Fergie also made a prominent appearance at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in May, after her noticeable absence at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s nuptials in 2011.

The Duchess at Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding in May. Photo: Getty

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