Sarah, Duchess of York

Sarah, Duchess of York

Ex-wife of Prince Andrew + Duke of York
Born Oct 15, 1959

Sarah, Duchess of York is a British charity patron, spokesperson, writer, film producer, television personality and former member of the British Royal Family. She was married to Prince Andrew, Duke of York, from 1986 until their divorce in 1996. She is often popularly referred to as "Fergie", a common nickname for people named Ferguson.… Read More

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    Huffington Post - Feb 20, 2013
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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Sarah, Duchess of York.


1959 Birth Born on October 15, 1959.


1974 14 Years Old After Sarah's parents divorced in 1974, her mother married polo player Hector Barrantes and moved to Trenque Lauquen in the Argentine pampas. … Read More


1986 26 Years Old 1 More Event
On 17 March 1986, Prince Andrew (fourth in line to the throne at the time) and Sarah Ferguson announced their engagement. … Read More


1991 - 1992 2 More Events
1993 33 Years Old In 1993, the Duchess founded Children in Crisis a children’s charity focused on education and grant making to international programmes. … Read More
1995 35 Years Old After her divorce, the British tabloids became critical of Sarah's lifestyle. It was alleged that she lost 250,000 euros worth of jewels in 1995, while travelling with her dresser Jane Andrews, who was suspected of stealing them. … Read More
After four years of official separation, the Duke and Duchess announced the mutual decision to divorce in May 1996.


2002 42 Years Old That year, the Duke moved to the refurbished Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, previously the home of his grandmother, who resided there until her death in 2002.
2007 47 Years Old In 2007, the Duchess rented the neighbouring Dolphin House; a fire at Dolphin House in 2008 caused her to vacate the premises and move into Royal Lodge with her former husband.
2009 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, Sarah participated in a much-criticized ITV "experiment" in which she joined families in a council estate to advise them on proper living.


2010 50 Years Old It was reported in August 2010, that the Duchess might declare voluntary bankruptcy with debts of £5 million, though other sources have suggested she owes about £2 million.
As a result of the "Cash for access" scandal, Sarah was not invited to the 2011 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
2012 52 Years Old On 5 May 2012, the trial began into the charges brought by the Ankara State Prosecutor's office. … Read More
2013 53 Years Old In 2013, the Duchess, along with her former husband, the Duke of York and their daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, founded Key To Freedom, a business structure for women in vulnerable situations in India who can sell their wares through the British retailer Topshop.
2014 54 Years Old In 2014, the Duchess was appointed an ambassador for the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London.
2015 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2015, the Duchess assumed residence in Verbier, Switzerland, where she and the Duke of York own a chalet. … Read More
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