Sarah Ferguson joined Prince Andrew & the Queen at Royal Ascot

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Queen Elizabeth II attended Royal Ascot on Saturday, because Ascot is truly one of her favorite events on the social calendar – she loves nothing more than scowling at horses and placing some discreet bets. I believe that the Queen attended every day of Royal Ascot, and she brought various relatives along to watch the horses as well. The York princesses attended, as did Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips (and his wife) and many more. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge only attended on Day 1.

Anyway, on Saturday, the Duke of York was basically his mother’s escort for the day, because Philip has retired from public life and I guess he didn’t want to make the trip. And because of Philip’s absence, that meant that Andrew could invite his ex-wife, Sarah, the Duchess of York. This was not Fergie’s first trip to Royal Ascot as a Andrew’s ex – she’s gone in years past, always when Philip is not around. Philip still despises Fergie, but the Queen has apparently softened on Fergie over time. The Queen respects that Andrew and Fergie still get along so well and have such a positive relationship post-divorce. There are even rumors that Fergie will be fully welcomed back into the royal fold when Philip passes away, and that Fergie and Andrew will remarry. We’ll see.

For now, just enjoy these photos of Fergie doing a deep curtsy as the Queen passed by in the carriage. After that, Fergie and Andrew actually spent much of the race chatting with each other. Fergie’s mustard dress is awful, right? So cheap-looking, I hope she didn’t pay much for it. I also don’t get the mustard dress with a green hat, green bag and… purple shoes. Is she color-blind?

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  1. Eliza says:

    The nice thing.. Fergie always gives a good curtsey. The rest, oh honey, why? The accessories in teal and purple? The too tight bright yellow wrinkled dress that’s triple knotted to stay cinched at the waist? I mean she took lots of effort to put this together and it’s a wreck. Thicker fabrics 1-2 sizes up and limit an outfit to 2 colors.

    • Megan says:

      She must buy all of her clothes two sizes too small thinking she will lose weight.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        There’s a rather serious case of “taste deficiency” with this family.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        Like it’s an actual, physical disease.

      • Mira says:

        I think I would be more or less okay with a lot of her clothes if they weren’t always too small and/or terrible fit. I don’t really mind weird colour combinations and other similar eccentricities but I can’t get past the wrong size. If she thinks it makes her look thinner, she’s so very wrong. It makes her look like a royal sausage.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Now we know where her two daughters get their fashion sense.

      • minx says:

        Was just going to say.

      • lisa says:

        The entire family: mom, dad and daughters, are slovenly. They just don’t care, and don’t use a stylist or tailor. If they don’t have the money, don’t they know that there are oodles of talented stylists who would work for them for free, just to get that on a resume???

      • Cidey says:

        @lisa – “Slovenly” hits the nail square on the head! I miss that word. It was one of my mother’s faves. Thanks for bringing it back….

    • sunny says:

      This look is a whole mess. It is always nice to see how well she and Andrew still get along. I still find it shocking that Andrew’s general shadiness doesn’t get more attention.

  2. Becks1 says:

    I feel like its good to see Fergie in this outfit. It gives perspective on the York princesses, lol. (I’m serious about that! If they get fashion advice from their mother, it explains a lot of their missteps.)

    • windyriver says:

      Andrew also could use better tailoring on that vest, not to mention a good pressing job on the lapels.

      I guess that’s ruffles on either side on the top of Fergie’s dress? At first I though it was just bad ironing.

  3. AryasMum says:

    Looks like Fergie’s being moved by the Holy Spirit during that curtsy.

  4. Jemimaleopard says:

    Ahahahahahaha “is she colour blind” brilliant!! Fergie can’t dress for sh!t and her daughters are unfortunately the same. I do think the yellow is a lovely colour on her though!

  5. Rina says:

    Sarah’s fashion needs an update. Does she have a stylist?

    • Truthiness says:

      Could this be a ploy to get a clothing allowance from Andrew? We know she is capable of dressing better, we have seen her wedding attire these past few years.

    • olive says:

      i doubt she could afford one.

  6. Kittycat says:

    I would love for fergie to be welcomed back into the royal family.

    All the tabloids would focus on her.

  7. 10KTurtle says:

    I kinda like the mustard dress with green accessories, but not the purple shoes. I think the main crime against fashion here is that the dress is so ill-fitting: it’s a wrap dress that barely wraps around her. I always appreciate her enthusiasm, though!

    • Andrea says:

      The purple shoes is what ruins it for me. Dark green would have suited better.

    • Erinn says:

      I’m with you on this. I think the teal/green is fine with the yellow but the purple makes it look extra wacky. The purse seems to match the green of the feathers rather than the teal of the base of the hat which slightly annoys me, but it’s matching SOMETHING at least. If this dress fit better, and we dropped the purple, she could have looked great.

    • Wilma says:

      I so would wear this 😎

    • tuille says:

      Her greens don’t match. Pick blue-y green or yellow-y green but not both at the same time. Yuck!!! Also, go up a couple of dress sizes & hide those upper arms.

  8. Digital Unicorn says:

    I like the colour and style of the outfit but the material is just no. It looks linen or something and isn’t flattering.

    Fergie, like her daughters, was ridiculed by the press for her weight.

    • Lady2Lazy says:

      Isn’t that sad that women are the brunt of the weight/looks/style/behaviour microscope. We aren’t out there blabbering on about men who have have gained weight or their personal appearance and horrendous manners, when quite a few could brush a comb through their hair. I would hate to live under such scrutiny every day, day in and day out. They are women and represent a majority of the female population.

  9. Alexandria says:

    Carole Middleton pls help Fergie with her fashion sense.

  10. Mitzy says:

    A clothing car crash. Shoes, bag & hat, all nice, just not together, dress is horrendo.

  11. Lightpurple says:

    The whole ensemble would look a thousand times better if the dress fit.

  12. Enn says:

    Lord, she looks like she just rolled out of bed wearing that dress.

  13. olive says:

    fergie would look so much better if she simply purchased clothing in her ACTUAL size – she’s always squeezing herself into something too small and it makes her look bigger than she is.

    • minx says:

      I think that’s it. It’s uncomfortable to look at her…reminds me of being post partum and squeezing into old clothes that didn’t fit me. Finally I gave up and faced the reality that I really was size “whatever” and I bought clothes that actually fit. Felt so much better about myself.

    • Lady2Lazy says:

      That is exactly right. She has never been able to figure out what looks best on her body shape, skin tone, etc.. And unfortunately, neither have the daughters. But they have not been privy to incredible fortunes for the other parties of the royal family. As you remember in the past, the heir was always placed before all others and no expense was spared in dressing and offering countless designers at the drop of a hat.
      I will admit that my heart pines for Sarah and Andrew to get back together after cranky pants dies. They are still in love with each other and have set an example of how divorced parents should behave. I don’t think either one of them has a companion since the divorced. Hell, they live in the same house. And apparently the Queen enjoys her company and is pleased as the years have passed.
      Maybe another royal do-over wedding?

  14. Mumbles says:

    I had heard that the Queen had been quite fond of Fergie back in the day. She was funny and cheerful, and a contrast to the depressed (for good reasons) Diana. Also I have to wonder whether Fergie, who was not aristo but “aristo-adjacent” (her father had been Prince Charles’s polo manager) was thrilled and appreciative to be in the family, as opposed to Diana who had grown up in that world. And that may be why Fergie has been so patient all these years – no remarriage, sharing a house with Andrew – she wants back in when she gets the chance.

    It also helps her that the Queen is very fond of the York princesses (her favorite grandchildren?) and they love their mum.

  15. RoyalBlue says:

    A nice plump canary. That’s what she looks like. She needed to put an iron to that dress to have any sense of respectability about her.

    She and Andy are totally still together and sharing beds. I am willing to bet they never separated in spirit only on paper to satisfy the courtiers and Philip.

    • Citresse says:

      I also believe Andrew and Sarah are together.
      I keep hoping the future King Charles will kick their butts out of Royal Lodge someday.

    • Himmiefan says:

      Agreed. They never split physically and emotionally.

  16. PhD gossip says:

    Look how her hosiery bunches up at the ankles. Even her hosiery fits poorly. Explains a lot
    about the daughters.

  17. Sharonk says:

    Always liked Fergie.
    The minute Philip dies she’s back in the fold.
    She’s done some regrettable things in the past but so has Andrew( hanging w Epstein ) .
    Let them be happy!! In the gilded birdcage of the royal family .
    By the way I don’t believe in monarchy. I’m surprised the British public still supports them.

    • Nikki says:

      She had affairs while married to Andrew, and was photographed getting her toes sucked by her lover. Years passed, and everyone was willing to forgive, but then she was caught in a crass scheme to SELL royal favors. She doesn’t seem to have any discretion or class. Her terrible fashion choices are not endearing either.

  18. Andrea says:

    Do you think Fergie and Andrew are together or ahem friends with benefits? They seem far too chummy to be just exes.

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:

      I’m in the “They’re gonna remarry when TQ passes” camp.

      • Molly says:

        I think they’ll do it when Phillip passes…which is why I don’t think he’ll ever die. His hatred of Fergie fuels him like unicorn blood. He’ll outlive us all just, just so she never gets back in the family.

      • FluffyPrincess says:

        I think it will be when Prince Philip passes. I don’t think the Queen cares really.

        But I DO think Andrew and Sarah will try to make a buck off their re-marriage, by re-packaging it as some sort of “eternal/soul mate” kind of thing. They were “divorced” but always really in love and blah blah blah. Interviews on TV about their “love” and any way they can cash in…they will. Especially if Eugenie has had a baby by then–well then they can chat about being grandparents AND their eternal love. . .$$$

    • Andrea says:

      He is 98!! Surely he will pass on within the next few years and then I buy it, they will remarry quietly with their daughters.

      • L84Tea says:

        I’m honestly waiting for the announcement at any given time. I really don’t think he will last much longer.

      • Joy says:

        I just had this vision of Phillip at 150 years old cackling because he stopped the remarriage.

      • Lady D says:

        Quietly? They threw a 3 day long fair for their daughter’s wedding. They will not have a quiet reunion.

  19. GR says:

    I do like the bright yellow with her hair, but the rest is a nope.

  20. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    I don’t hate the outfit as a concept (save for the purples shoes – maybe a patterned heel that includes the yellow, green, and some purple?) but the poor fit just kills it. She’s always so close and manages to miss.

  21. Millennial says:

    I really like Fergie. I’m a tad too young to remember any of the messiness from the divorce. To me she’s like an eccentric aunt – dresses kooky, looks like she’d be fun to have a drink with, perhaps a bit shady. Whatever, she’s fun and would liven things up a bit!

    • Becks1 says:

      This is how I feel about her. I don’t really remember her divorce except from National enquirer headlines from the grocery store line, lol, so to me she just seems sort of eccentric and “out there” and fun. I bet she also has a ton of stories to tell.

  22. L84Tea says:

    Fergie and Andrew’s wedding is the first royal wedding I actually remember watching on tv. I think it would be a lot of fun to see her back in the fold. She’s a mess and so is Andrew, but it would be entertaining for sure.

    • RedWeatherTiger says:

      I remember it, too…her dress was really lovely, I thought. She was always a mess otherwise, but she cleaned up nicely for the Big Day.

  23. kerwood says:

    Fergie and Andrew are both sleazy opportunists, so they’re a match made in heaven.

    I laughed at the ‘unicorn blood ‘ comment. Philip is a racist old coot but he has SOME standards. Andrew might be the Queen’s favorite but there are serious accusations about him and the Queen shouldn’t be shoving trash like that down the British people’s throats.

  24. Mego says:

    Poor Sarah’s sense of style is and usually always was quite terrible. Her gowns in the 80’s were the stuff of nightmares, satin, polka dots, enormous bows 🥴

  25. Robinda says:

    That is the stuff that nightmares are made of. She needs someone to give her the once over before she’s allowed to leave the house.

  26. JennyJenny says:

    I think her dress looks like a uniform the waitress would be wearing in a small town diner….

  27. The Mehgetarian says:

    She looks like she’s the newest mom leader of Troop Beverly Hills, but I still love her.

  28. Karen says:

    Looks cool, bright and real, as always.

  29. Sterkviking says:

    Many of you who feel Fergie is just a charming eccentric fun lady are forgetting or have never seen her real side. She is a woman who was taking bribes for Prince Andrew and herself to the tune of up to half a million dollars for access to Andrew when he had a position in trade for the U.K.

    • YankLynn says:

      You’re right Sterkviking — whenever I see her now I still see that video of her on the hotel room couch baldly outlining what she could or couldn’t do for how much money.

      Anyway, someone with her kind of funds can buy dresses for specific events the week or two before that fit whatever weight or shape she’s in at that time. Unlike me, she didn’t have to buy something on sale last year and fit into it now after gaining some weight. As a woman of her age with shoulder length hair I don’t want to jump on the bandwagon of those who say older women can’t have longer hair — but I will say that at an event like that, her hair was styled more like her daughters would wear and she should have it pinned back in a more sophisticated/age appropriate/event appropriate style.

      Her hat was reportedly a vintage remake but who could notice anything with that mess of an outfit.

  30. Leesa says:

    Doesn’t it look like she’s missing a tooth in that curtsy picture? A feature of her veil is blocking the view of one of her teeth. It’s like they took that angle on purpose to make her look worse.

  31. The Recluse says:

    Andrew has not aged well; he looks like a slob. And Sarah’s dress is drilling holes in my eyes!! That screaming shade of yellow….eek.

  32. Christine says:

    It looks like she’s missing a front tooth,