Sarah Ferguson moves out of Prince Andrew’s home
Sarah Ferguson has moved out of the home she shared with Britain’s Prince Andrew.
The pair – who divorced after a decade of marriage in 1996, but have remained close ever since – have lived together at the 30-room Royal Lodge in Windsor since 2008 but she has now moved to a ski chalet in Switzerland which they purchased together earlier this year.
A spokesman for the 55-year-old writer confirmed the move, describing her as an “independent unit”.
He said: “She will be spending the majority of her time in Switzerland.
“She is now very much an independent unit with a lot of professional commitments.”
Prince Andrew, also 55, is believed to be staying in the house – which belonged to the Queen Mother before her death in 2002 – along with the couple’s younger daughter Eugenie, 25, while 26-year-old Beatrice lives in London.
Speculation about the move was sparked when a removal van was seen taking boxes and furniture from the residence on July 24 before arriving in Verbier, Switzerland, four days later.
The chalet – named Chalet Helora – was bought as a “family investment” earlier this year for the price of £13 million and features seven bedrooms, a swimming pool, a large sun terrace and six staff members.
The news comes as Sarah’s rumoured relationship with internet tycoon Manuel Fernandez heats up, with a source previously suggesting they are “besotted” with each other.
However, Prince Andrew and Sarah have stayed close friends since their split with the Duchess admitting she would be homeless without her ex-husband and Andrew once describing themselves as “the happiest divorced couple in the world”.