The Duchess of York has shown off her flair for casual elegance in London, stepping out for dinner with a friend in the city’s swanky Mayfair district.
Sarah and her socialite pal Heather Kerzner looked to be in great spirits as they left Scott’s Restaurant on Friday evening after enjoying a meal at the upmarket seafood eatery that caters to the rich and famous.
Fergie, as she’s affectionately known, greeted the waiting paparazzi with a friendly smile and looked stylish in a simple green above-the-knee dress and black velvet sneakers. She finished the look with a smart black jacket to ward of the chilly London air and wore a gold pendant around her neck.
The striking colour was reminiscent of the beautiful green she wore to her daughter Princess Eugenie’s wedding in October, 2018, when she impressed fashion critics with her tailored dress and dramatic hat made especially for the occasion.
Friday night’s dinner was the third time the duchess has been spotted out and about in Mayfair this month following reports she and Prince Andrew have reignited their romantic relationship.
British media has been reporting for months now that the former couple are “back together” with multiple media outlets claiming well-placed sources within the palace have confirmed the pair have put the past behind them and are ready to tackle the future together.
Andrew and Fergie divorced in 1996, but have remained close despite the duchesses often strained relationship with some members of the royal family and the media.
News of the rekindled romance first broke when ITV Royal Editor Chris Ship tweeted the pair were back on after a family holiday to Bahrain in March. The duchess shared a series of photos from the holiday on Instagram, and wrote in one: “Having a wonderful time with the Duke of York and Beatrice.”
A flurry of similar reports soon followed with The Sun reporting on in early April that the pair are “back in a romantic relationship” and aren’t dating or pursuing anyone else romantically.
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The British tabloid also reported that Fergie’s once icy relationship with the Queen and Prince Philip has thawed and that her only real opponent in the family is Prince Charles, who “can’t stand her” and thinks she’s an “embarrassment to the royal family”.
Despite the rumours of a reconciliation, it appears the duchess and Andrew aren’t going to be making an announcement about their relationship status anytime soon.
A spokesperson for Fergie denied the claims and told The Telegraph: “The Duke and Duchess remain good friends as they have been for many years, and nothing has changed.”
Many royal experts viewed Sarah’s invite to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding in May 2018 as a sign she had patched things up with the royal family, and her triumphant appearance at Eugenie’s wedding six months later only further cemented her place as favourite among royal fans.
Only time will tell if she and Andrew really are “back on” and if Fergie will return to the royal fold once more.