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What was Sarah Fergusons wedding dress like as she and Prince Andrew unite 22 years after divorce?


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Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and Prince Andrew, Duke of York wave to the crowds on their wedding day from the balcony at Buckingham Palace (Picture: Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew have been reunited to see their youngest daughter, Princess Eugenie, marry her long-term partner Jack Brooksbank.

Despite divorcing 22 years ago, Andrew and Fergie are still very close and supportive of one another.

While all eyes will undoubtedly be on Eugenie and who she is wearing, here we take a look back at the Duchess of Yorks wedding day and what she wore to marry her prince.

Sarah and Andrew married on Wednesday 23 July 1986 in Westminster Abbey.

Sarah Ferguson makes her way to the Abbey on her wedding day (Picture: John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)

Her dress was designed by Lindka Cierach, her gown was created from duchesse satin and featured heavy beading. 17 feet.



Wedding dress fever had swept the nation so much by this point that copies of Sarahs dress were being sold in stores hours after her wedding.

The wedding of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey, London, UK, 23rd July 1986. (Picture: John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)

The couple emerge to their public (Picture: John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)

Sarah and Andrew enjoyed a carriage ride after their ceremony – it was the first of two carriage rides for their big day (Picture: John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)

Andrew and Sarah announced their engagement on Wednesday 19 March 1986. Andrew proposed with a stunning deep red Burmese ruby stone, which was surrounded by 10 pear cut diamonds and sits on a yellow gold band.

Also created by Garrard & Co, it was designed by Prince Andrew himself.

Members of the British royal family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson (Picture: Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The balcony kiss, made famous by Andrews brother Prince Charles and his former wife Diana, Princess of Wales in 1981 (Picture: Getty Images)

He is believed to have selected the ruby to complement Sarahs red hair.

Deborah Papas of Prestige Pawnbrokers estimated: Burmese rubies are considered to have the best colour and are often referred to as Pigeons Blood.

Prince Andrew with Sarah Ferguson at Buckingham Palace after the announcement of their engagement (Picture: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

At the time, it was reported the ruby alone cost Prince Andrew £25,000. Today the whole ring could be worth between £150,000 – £200,000 and given the fineness of the ruby, possibly a lot more!



Papas adds: After Charles and Dianas wedding, the Queen received just over an ounce further of the rare Clogau gold so that future wedding rings could be made for the Royal family. The Duchess of Yorks wedding band was therefore made from this gold and carries the same value.

Azores is the location of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrews honeymoon (Picture: Getty)

Following their wedding, the Duke and Duchess Of York headed on honeymoon in an open carriage, complete with a paper mache satellite dish and sign that read Phone Home, as well as a giant teddy bear, all placed there by Diana, Edward and Viscount Linley, Princess Margarets son.

They boarded a royal jet – with the back door emblazoned with the words just married – and flew to Azores where they enjoyed a five-day cruise around the Atlantic on the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Some of the islands they visited they could only enter access via a rubber dinghy.

The Duke And Duchess Of York Leaving Buckingham Palace In A Carriage With A Huge Teddy Bear And Balloons As They Start Their Honeymoon Together (Picture: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

The Duke And Duchess Of York return from their Honeymoon On Board The Royal Yacht Britannia (Picture: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

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