What was Sarah Ferguson’s wedding dress like as she and Prince Andrew unite 22 years after divorce?

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew have been reunited to see their youngest daughter, Princess Eugenie, marry her long-term partner Jack Brooksbank.

Despite divorcing 22 years ago, Andrew and Fergie are still very close and supportive of one another.

While all eyes will undoubtedly be on Eugenie and ‘who’ she is wearing, here we take a look back at the Duchess of York’s wedding day and what she wore to marry her prince.

Sarah and Andrew married on Wednesday 23 July 1986 in Westminster Abbey.

Sarah Ferguson makes her way to the Abbey on her wedding day (Picture: John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)

Her dress was designed by Lindka Cierach, her gown was created from duchesse satin and featured heavy beading. 17 feet.

Wedding dress fever had swept the nation so much by this point that copies of Sarah’s dress were being sold in stores hours after her wedding.

The wedding of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey, London, UK, 23rd July 1986. (Picture: John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)

The couple emerge to their public (Picture: John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)

Sarah and Andrew enjoyed a carriage ride after their ceremony – it was the first of two carriage rides for their big day (Picture: John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)

Andrew and Sarah announced their engagement on Wednesday 19 March 1986. Andrew proposed with a stunning deep red Burmese ruby stone, which was surrounded by 10 pear cut diamonds and sits on a yellow gold band.

Also created by Garrard & Co, it was designed by Prince Andrew himself.

Members of the British royal family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson (Picture: Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The balcony kiss, made famous by Andrew’s brother Prince Charles and his former wife Diana, Princess of Wales in 1981 (Picture: Getty Images)

He is believed to have selected the ruby to complement Sarah’s red hair.

Deborah Papas of Prestige Pawnbrokers estimated: ‘Burmese rubies are considered to have the best colour and are often referred to as ‘Pigeon’s Blood’.

‘At the time, it was reported the ruby alone cost Prince Andrew £25,000. Today the whole ring could be worth between £150,000 – £200,000 and given the fineness of the ruby, possibly a lot more!’

Papas adds: ‘After Charles and Diana’s wedding, the Queen received just over an ounce further of the rare Clogau gold so that future wedding rings could be made for the Royal family.’ The Duchess of York’s wedding band was therefore made from this gold and carries the same value.

Following their wedding, the Duke and Duchess Of York headed on honeymoon in an open carriage, complete with a paper mache satellite dish and sign that read ‘Phone Home’, as well as a giant teddy bear, all placed there by Diana, Edward and Viscount Linley, Princess Margaret’s son.

They boarded a royal jet – with the back door emblazoned with the words ‘just married’ – and flew to Azores where they enjoyed a five-day cruise around the Atlantic on the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Some of the islands they visited they could only enter access via a rubber dinghy.

The Duke And Duchess Of York Leaving Buckingham Palace In A Carriage With A Huge Teddy Bear And Balloons As They Start Their Honeymoon Together (Picture: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

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