Sarah Ferguson’s wedding dress had this adorable hidden nod to Prince Andrew

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Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew married at Westminster Abbey in London on 23 July 1986. They had two children together, Princess Beatrice, 30, and Princess Eugenie, 29. Just ten years after they wed, the Duke and Duchess of York split up but they are still often spotted together. The pair are thought to have a very close friendship and Sarah used a hidden nod in her wedding dress to show her affection for Prince Andrew.

What was the dress like?

For the ceremony, Sarah wore a design by up-and-coming London designer Lindka Cierach.

The top of the dress had a corset top and was made from ivory silk.

It featured three-quarter length puffy sleeves and had a large full skirt.

To complete the look, the Duchess wore the York tiara and a train that spanned 17-feet.

What did it mean?

When the dress was designed, Sarah ensured it featured things which were personal to her.

She used the patterns on the garment to give a sweet nod to her future husband, Prince Andrew.

This was spotted on the train, where the initials A and S were sewn in silver beads with the letters intertwining.

As well as showing her affection of Andrew in this way, Sarah ensured the dress made note of the Duke’s profession.

The beadwork on the dress incorporate a selection of other symbols, including love hearts to represent romance.

They also created the shape of anchors, which made reference to Prince Andrew’s sailing background and work in the Royal Navy.

Although the royal couple have been separated for over 20-years, fans still call for them to get back together. 

As she posted a picture of her recent trip to the Royal School awards ceremony, royal enthusiasts called for her to reunite with Andrew in the comments.

In a recent Instagram post of Sarah and Andrew, their body language mirrored how it used to be when they were a couple. 

Sarah Ferguson: Five facts about the Duchess of York

Childhood

Sarah is the second daughter of Major Ronald Ferguson and Susan Mary Wright.

Her parents divorced in 1974, with her mother going on to marry polo player Héctor Barrantes in 1975 and moving to Argentina. Sarah stayed in the UK with her father, who remarried in 1976 and went on to have three more children.

Wedding

Sarah married Prince Andrew on 23 July 1986 at Westminster Abbey in London.

She wore an ivory-silk wedding gown designed by Lindka Cierarch which had a 17 foot train and 20 foot veil. As is tradition, Sarah wore a diamond tiara, and her wedding band was crafted from Welsh gold.

The couple spent their honeymoon abroad the real yacht Britannia off the coast of the Azores Islands.

Divorce

Sarah and Andrew divorced in 1996 after separating in 1992.

However the couple remain on good terms, even living together in the Royal Lodge from 2008 until Sarah moved to a ski chalet in Switzerland they bought together in 2015.

Career

Sarah has written children’s books for many years, her first being a series about Budgie The Helicopter in the early 90s.

She has also been the US spokeswoman for WeightWatchers after famously battling her weight over the years.

On top of commercial endeavours, the Duchess devotes plenty of time to charity, including Children in Crisis, which she founded in 1993.

Social media

Fergie, as she is known to friends, uses both Twitter and Instagram.

She has over 200,000 followers across the platforms, and shares many insights in to her life.

Most of the Royal Family are not on social media, but are represented by Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace, or Clarence House.

Sarah’s daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, are the exception, with both joining their mother on social media.

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