How Royal Couples Have Met
The Sweet and (Sort of) Relatable Ways Royal Couples Have Met
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson
Andrew and Sarah had run in the same social circles from a very young age, as Sarah's father was a polo manager for the royal family. Sarah was also friends with Princess Diana since before either of them were married. It was the recently married Diana who had a hand in Sarah's being invited to stay with the queen at Windsor Castle during Ascot week in 1985, where Sarah was sat next to bachelor Prince Andrew at lunch on the first day.
Sarah said no to the dessert (she was on a diet), but Andrew told her it would be improper etiquette to refuse. She later wrote in her autobiography, "Then when it came time to take his portion, he refused — 'No, thank you very much!' — and I indignantly swatted him on the shoulder with the back of my hand." They were married just over a year later and welcomed two daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.