The story of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson has always intrigued the world; from their playful friendship to the affairs that disrupted their marriage, the two have always managed to captivate the world’s attention.
Many Prince Andrew and Fergie fans have followed their story since their early days as a couple. Most know that the couple was introduced by the late Princess Diana, who was a close friend to Fergie. They began dating almost immediately after they were introduced and married only months later in 1986. The rest- as they say- is history.
But while their story is believed to be pretty much set in stone, it actually has a rather different beginning, one that hasn’t been documented clearly until now…
Royal photographer, John Scott, had the honor of capturing the world’s most mesmerizing family during a 30 year period from the 1950’s to the 1980’s. During his career, he was given unprecedented access to the Royals. His time with the Royals allowed him to capture more than 4,000 images of the family- all in ways that no one has ever seen before.
His photos confirm the real story of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson met; they weren’t first introduced by Princess Diana, they actually first met when they were just children!
Both Fergie dad and Prince Philip played polo, and many times their children would cheer them on. Fergie and Prince Andrew were two young kids who weren’t interested in anything more than running around and playing. According to Hello Magazine, Fergie actually recalls sneaking off from her father's polo matches to "play tag with like-minded truants – including Prince Andrew, who was just her age.”
The two spent the next several years growing up apart and were later re-introduced by Princess Di. They married, started a family, and even while they’re technically divorced today, they’re still living together!
The early introduction of Prince Andrew and Fergie is just one untold story of the 4,000 candid photos taken by John Scott and we can’t help but wonder what else these photographs confirm! His archives from his time with the Royal Family will be available for auction on June 14th!