Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson were seen driving from the Royal Lodge, his residence in Windsor Great Park in Berkshire
Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson have been spotted together for the first time since he was stripped of his royal and military titles by the Queen.
The former married couple, who remain close despite their 1996 divorce, were seen driving from Royal Lodge, their residence in Windsor Great Park in Berkshire.
The Queen has decided to strip her son of his titles as the court case brought by Virginia Guiffre over sexual assault allegations continues in New York.
Earlier in the week, more than 150 veterans wrote a public letter to the Queen calling on her to strip her son of his titles.
Military personnel, who said they were proud to fight for their country, said it would be ‘inconceivable’ for him to stay on if it was ‘any other senior officer’.
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The letter read: “Officers of the British Armed Forces must adhere to the highest standards of honorable conduct.
“These are standards that Prince Andrew failed to live up to.
“We therefore call on you to take immediate action to strip Prince Andrew of all military ranks and titles.
“We understand this is your son, but we are writing to you in your capacity as Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Army, Navy and Air Force.”
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This week Her Majesty stripped her son of his military titles and royal patronages and said he could no longer use the title His Royal Highness.
Royal expert Duncan Larcombe said OK! that the Queen will be “frustrated” with the way the situation has been handled, particularly in her Diamond Jubilee year.
Mr Larcombe said: “As a mother, that’s the stuff of nightmares.
“The Queen, in her jubilee year, is hit with this double whammy of trouble for the business and trouble for the family.
“She’s spent so many years building her reputation, and then all of a sudden it comes out.
“The Epstein thing has been under the surface for a decade, but now it’s exploded.
“It’s one disaster after another.”
It has been reported that Sarah Ferguson has no plans to give up her Duchess title despite Andrew being stripped of his HRH.
Sarah’s friends told the Daily Mail she had held the title of Duchess since her divorce from Andrew and “that’s how it’s going to stay”.
“Andrew is still the Duke of York so that’s no problem,” they said.