Prince Andrew’s legal troubles seem to be catching up with him, yet he and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson seem closer than they’ve ever been. Soon after news broke that the Duke of York had been served in the lawsuit Virginia Giuffre filed against him, news that Andrew’s mind was more focused on love began emerging.
The lawsuit accuses the 61-year-old prince of sexually assaulting Giuffre when she was a teen. The lawsuit is a civil suit as Giuffre, an alleged Jeffrey Epstein victim, continues to explore her legal options. The papers were served to the Metropolitan Police security detail at the main gates of Andrew’s home, the Royal Lodge in Windsor.
A pretrial conference on September 13 will determine whether the Duke of York was properly served. The deeply disturbing allegations against Andrew continue to plague him, leading him to step back from public life. By his side through it all has been Sarah Ferguson, whom sources believe could end up a royal spouse once again.
The timing of the news is certainly unusual. For one, Andrew and Sarah have shared a close relationship for some years. She’s lived with him at Royal Lodge, and they’ve made appearances together. Why would they decide to remarry now? According to royal sources, the death of Prince Philip opened up the possibility once again.
“Sarah and Andrew have been closer than ever in the past year,” a source told Vanity Fair.
“They still love and care for each other a great deal and have been living together during the pandemic. It has rekindled something and I can see a second wedding happening if it all goes Andrew’s way.”
Sarah has spoken out about her love for her ex many times. “When you make that commitment, you decide to marry a prince. And I fell in love with him. He was a sailor, he is still. He was a helicopter pilot and was also a prince,” she said of their 1986 wedding in an interview with Polsat News.
“I kept my commitment, no matter what.”
“People said: you got divorced. They don’t know how I feel,” she continued.
“Divorce is one thing, but my heart is my oath, my obligation.”