Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew make rare joint appearance with royals for Christmas

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew make rare joint appearance with royals for Christmas

WATCH NOW: Royal family arrive at a Christmas Day service in Sandringham

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 26/12/2023

- 07:38

Updated: 26/12/2023

- 08:04

The Duke and Duchess of York are no longer working members of the Royal Family

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew made a rare joint appearance with the royals for Christmas.

The Duke and Duchess of York accompanied King Charles and the rest of the Royal Family at Sandringham for Christmas Day.

Sarah, 64, was last photographed on the festive day with the royals in 1991 - over 30 years ago.

On that occasion, she was pictured alongside the late Princess Diana.

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Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson make joint appearance at Sandringham


She was seen accepting flowers and joking with members of the public as she wished them a Merry Christmas.

At one point, her daughter Princess Beatrice, 35, had to intervene so her mother could move along down the crowds of people.

Sarah and Andrew formally split in 1992 before divorcing in 1996, however, they maintained a good co-parenting relationship and now share four grandchildren.

After the service, the duchess posted a picture of herself with her daughters on X.

Sarah Ferguson

Fergie appeared to enjoy being back with the royals at Sandringham​


She captioned the post: "We are enjoying each other’s company and feeling grateful today.

"I hope everyone has a wonderful day. Happy Christmas to anyone who celebrates and season’s greetings to all!"

For the second year in a row, Prince Andrew made the walk from Sandringham to church with the other royals.

The Duke of York stepped down as a working royal in 2019 after his infamous Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis, where he discussed his links with the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Sarah Ferguson

Sarah Ferguson last appeared with Royal Family in 1991


Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew also spoke to the crowds at Sandringham


Princess Beatrice, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie, and Jack Brooksbank also attended the traditional Sandringham walkabout.

The duke could be seen laughing and throwing up his hands as he joked with well-wishes.

Meanwhile, the duchess collected flowers and spoke to many of those waiting.

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