The Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson were engaged to be married on 19th March 1986. Sarah Ferguson, born on 15th October 1959, is the second daughter of Major Ronald Ferguson and Susan, Mrs Hector Barrantes.
The marriage took place at Westminster Abbey on 23rd July 1986 and on that date Prince Andrew was created The Duke of York.
The Duke and Duchess of York’s first child, Princess Beatrice, was born on 8th August 1988 at The Portland Hospital in London. Their second child, Princess Eugenie, was also born at The Portland Hospital on 23rd March 1990.
The Princesses are seventh and eighth in line of succession to the throne.
In March 1992 it was announced that The Duke and Duchess of York were to separate; they were divorced in May 1996.
The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York remain devoted parents to their daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.