"I cannot predict, but I would be surprised if they remarried," royal historian, Marlene Koenig, told an outlet. "Their relationship improved with divorce."
"Remarriage would make Sarah a member of the royal family, with pressures that have not existed since their divorce," she added.
When the pair divorced, Sarah lost her HRH style, which was only afforded to her by right of her marriage to a British prince. The same thing happened to Diana, Princess of Wales, who also divorced Prince Charles in 1996. Since then, she has been known as Sarah, Duchess of York, although her nickname, "Fergie," is how many instantly identify her. If the longstanding roommates of Royal Lodge elope, Fergie will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of York, once again.
Fergie herself has downplayed the remarriage rumors, and told journalist, Camilla Tominey in 2021: "All I can say is that we’re happy with the way we are right now."
She continued: "We always say we are the most contented divorced couple in the world. We’re divorced from each other, not from each other. We are co-parents who support each other and believe that family is everything. I’m proud of the job we have done together in bringing up our children and sustaining a strong family unit. Our bywords are communication, compromise, and compassion."
If another round of York nuptials takes place, the Duke of York will not need King Charles III's permission as only the first six in line to the throne must ask the monarch to marry. Sources say that Prince Andrew would likely ask his brother anyway, and a wedding could likely occur at the small Royal Chapel of All Saints, which is where their daughter, Princess Beatrice, married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, in 2020.
The fairy tale extravaganza of Andrew and Sarah's first wedding in July 1986 at Westminster Abbey is "most certainly" not in the works, according to a palace insider.
In August 2023, Ferguson was feeling nostalgic about her 1986 "Cinderella" wedding to Prince Andrew. "I came down the aisle and came out a princess. My heart is full of belief that anything is possible; before that, I was working in an art gallery, and it took me 45 minutes to get to work," the ex-royal shared on her podcast, "Tea Talks with the Duchess and Sarah."
"And there I was walking up the aisle at Westminster Abbey. I spent the night at Clarence House, and everyone on the streets was chanting, 'Fergie, Fergie!' I was watching Cinderella with the girls the other day, and I said to the girls, 'I did that!'" the Duke of York's ex-wife added.
GBN reported on the insider revelations.