Sarah Ferguson retains title of Duchess of York despite Prince Andrew being expelled from royal family

EXCLUSIVE: Prince Andrew’s ex-wife Sarah Ferguson will REMAIN a Duchess despite the Duke of York being stripped of his HRH title

  • EXCLUSIVE: Friends Insist Sarah Ferguson Remain Duchess of York
  • Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie also keep the nicknames of Royal Highness
  • Prince Andrew was dramatically evicted from the royal family on Thursday
  • The Duke was stripped of his HRH titles and ceremonial military awards










Prince Andrew may have lost his title of Royal Highness, but his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, remains Duchess.

Friends made it clear last night that she will remain known as Sarah, Duchess of York, despite her former husband being expelled from the royal family.

“That has been her title since their divorce and it will remain that way,” one of her employees told the Daily Mail.

“Andrew’s still the Duke of York, so that’s no problem.”

Andrew became Duke of York, a title traditionally bestowed upon the monarch’s second son, upon his marriage to Fergie in 1986.

It is a title of particular importance as it was held by both the Queen’s father, George VI, and her grandfather, George V.

Prince Andrew may have lost his title of Royal Highness, but his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, remains Duchess. Pictured: The couple together at Royal Ascot in 2015

The Duchess, 62, may continue to style herself as Sarah, Duchess of York until she marries someone else, at which point she would lose her title

The Duchess, 62, may continue to style herself as Sarah, Duchess of York until she marries someone else, at which point she would lose her title

The 62-year-old Duchess may continue to style herself as Sarah, Duchess of York until she marries someone else, at which point she would lose her title.

The couple’s daughters, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and HRH Princess Eugenie, will retain their titles of Princess and Royal Highness.

Although they are usually known as Beatrice and Eugenie York in their professional lives, their royal titles are always used in official bulletins such as the Court Circular.

Sarah Ferguson’s Twitter identity is SarahTheDuchess and she has often used her title on the covers of books she has written.

The couple's daughters, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and HRH Princess Eugenie, will retain their titles Princess and Royal Highness

The couple’s daughters, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and HRH Princess Eugenie, will retain their titles Princess and Royal Highness

She has also often been styled as Sarah, Duchess of York, while promoting her books and other products around the world.

Another friend of hers said, “Sarah has absolutely no intention of shying away from the spotlight. Why would she?

“She and her daughters didn’t do anything wrong and they believe Andrew 100 percent he didn’t do anything wrong either.”

Despite divorcing in 1996, Sarah and Andrew are so close that they share the Royal Lodge, the former home of the Queen Mother, on the Windsor estate, and regularly visit the Queen together at Windsor Castle.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement: 'With the Queen's approval and consent, the Duke of York's military ties and royal patronage have been returned to the Queen'

Buckingham Palace said in a statement: ‘With the Queen’s approval and consent, the Duke of York’s military ties and royal patronage have been returned to the Queen’

In a brazen two-line statement, Buckingham Palace also forced Andrew to drop his HRH title and crushed his hopes to resume public duties

In a brazen two-line statement, Buckingham Palace also forced Andrew to drop his HRH title and crushed his hopes to resume public duties

In 2014, they spent around £13 million on a chalet in the chic Swiss ski resort of Verbier with both their names on the deeds.

Andrew is increasingly faced with calls to lose or relinquish his title as Duke of York from those in town.

York Central MP Rachael Maskell said it was “unsustainable” for him to “hold onto” his ducal title and his association with the city. “This association with York must end.”

Andrew gave up several patronages in York and Yorkshire after taking a ‘step back’ from royal duties in 2019.

A spokesman for the duchess declined to comment.

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