Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson definitely have one of the most famous marriages in the British monarchy. Sure, during their marriage, they were seemingly in the shadows of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, but their story is just as fascinating and dramatic as you can imagine, from their first introduction in 1985 during one of the Queen’s “dine and sleep” events at Windsor castle to their high-drama separation in 1992, when photos of Ferguson with a new lover sent the royal family spinning.
Before they went their separate ways, however, Ferguson and Andrew enjoyed a marriage from 1986 to 1992 in which they welcomed two daughters together, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, both of whom have gone on to marry and expand their own families with their parents’ blessing. Princess Eugenie welcomed her baby boy August in February 2021, while Princess Beatrice is expecting her first child in the near future — and remarkably, Andrew and the Duchess of York have managed to repair their relationship so well that the whole family has been able to celebrate and look forward to these milestones together.
As we look ahead to the future of Andrew’s line (and his own place in the royal family), it’s always fascinating to see where everything started by turning back a few pages in history. With what would have been the couple’s wedding anniversary on July 23, we’re looking back on Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s relationship timeline from when they first met to their wedding, children, divorce and where they stand today.