Sarah Ferguson Used the Story of Princess Louise's Banishment as Her Basis for Co-Parenting with Prince Andrew

They may have been divorced for more than 20 years, but Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew have remained cordial and good parents to their two daughters.

The Duchess of York, who has been involved with a number of charities, opened up about her family in an interview with Hello.

"We learn from each other, support each other and understand it's about communication, compromise and compassion."

Sarah Ferguson at The Ivy on June 26, 2019 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Sarah Ferguson at The Ivy on June 26, 2019 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

“One of the best things I've done with my life is that my daughters and I are like a tripod. The girls are very supportive of me and I am very supportive of what they do,” she said.

She added, "The key is to always be there, but never to wrap them in cotton wool. We work in unity and [ex-husband Prince] Andrew and I are focused on being good parents together. We are bigger than friends. We learn from each other, support each other and understand it's about communication, compromise and compassion."

TROUBLED MARRIAGE

Sarah and Andrew married in 1986 but divorced 10 years later. Their eldest daughter, Beatrice, was born in August 1988. They welcomed their second daughter, Eugenie, in March 1990.

Andrew’s duties as a naval officer, which required him to be away from home for long periods, were partly blamed for their divorce.

A few months after their separation was announced, Sarah was photographed sunbathing topless with American financial manager, John Bryan.

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew at their wedding on July 23, 1986 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew at their wedding on July 23, 1986 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

REMAINING FRIENDS

Sarah and Andrew’s closeness despite their divorce has recently led to rumors about them getting together.  

She made a public adoration of Andrew when he was promoted Colonel in Chief of the Grenadier Guards, making his public debut in his new position at the Trooping of Colour celebrations in June 2018.

Sarah took to Instagram to express her pride over his new milestone. She shared a series of photos where Andrew is seen performing his newest Royal duties. She captioned the photos:

“Very proud of @hrhthedukeofyork Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.”

She also shared a photo where she is seen happily talking with Andrew and one of their daughters at the Royal Ascot.

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