Sarah Ferguson beams in yellow as she attends Royal Ascot 2019 with Prince Andrew

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, headed to Royal Ascot 2019 today. Fergie, as she is affectionately known by the public, wore a bright yellow wrap dress for her visit. The mum-of-two paired this with a teal hat, perfectly offsetting her red hair, which was loosely curled. Sarah carried a matching teal and gold velvet bag in her arms as she walked along.

Adding yet another colour to the mix, Prince Andew’s ex-wife wore a pair of deep purple high heels.

Prince Andrew, meanwhile, looked dashing in a dark suit and pink tie. He offset this with a golden brown waistcoat and black top hat.

Fergie’s dress flattered her figure thanks to its wrap design and high collar.

While her daughters have been fixtures at the races this week, today marks the first day the Duchess of York has attended.

However the deep blue colour theme is something mother and daughters have shared, with Eugenie wearing the shade yesterday.

While some opted to dress in light summery colours, Eugenie stood out in a stunning dark emerald dress.

The royal wore a small circular black hat on her head.

Preparing for summer weather, she appeared to leave her coat at home.

Princess Eugenie’s dress had a high neck and no sleeves. The top of the dress was held together by a small button which displayed a peekaboo neckline. 

She was pulled in at the waist by a large belt in the same material which was tied into a bow at the side of her dress.

On Tuesday, the first day of Royal Ascot, most royals stepped out wearing dresses in a similar shade of pastel blue.

Eugenie opted to wear a darker design and was seen in a turquoise dress which had a high neck and was completely sleeveless.

The dress nipped in at the waist and had a full skirt made of thin pleats which continued just below the knee.

Another flash of bright yellow could be spotted poking from underneath the bottom as well as having some strips down the skirt.

She matched the look with a pair of white and tan high heels which had metal stud detailing.

Sarah Ferguson: Five facts about the Duchess of York


Sarah is the second daughter of Major Ronald Ferguson and Susan Mary Wright.

Her parents divorced in 1974, with her mother going on to marry polo player Héctor Barrantes in 1975 and moving to Argentina. Sarah stayed in the UK with her father, who remarried in 1976 and went on to have three more children.


Sarah married Prince Andrew on 23 July 1986 at Westminster Abbey in London.

She wore an ivory-silk wedding gown designed by Lindka Cierarch which had a 17 foot train and 20 foot veil. As is tradition, Sarah wore a diamond tiara, and her wedding band was crafted from Welsh gold.

The couple spent their honeymoon abroad the real yacht Britannia off the coast of the Azores Islands.


Sarah and Andrew divorced in 1996 after separating in 1992.

However the couple remain on good terms, even living together in the Royal Lodge from 2008 until Sarah moved to a ski chalet in Switzerland they bought together in 2015.


Sarah has written children’s books for many years, her first being a series about Budgie The Helicopter in the early 90s.

She has also been the US spokeswoman for WeightWatchers after famously battling her weight over the years.

On top of commercial endeavours, the Duchess devotes plenty of time to charity, including Children in Crisis, which she founded in 1993.

Social media

Fergie, as she is known to friends, uses both Twitter and Instagram.

She has over 200,000 followers across the platforms, and shares many insights in to her life.

Most of the Royal Family are not on social media, but are represented by Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace, or Clarence House.

Sarah’s daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, are the exception, with both joining their mother on social media.