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Prince Andrew & Sarah, Duchess of York arrive in Balmoral for a holiday with The Queen

The Duke of York and his ex-wife, Sarah, Duchess of York, arrived in Balmoral on Tuesday alongside Princess Eugenie to enjoy a several week stay with The Queen.

As reported by the Daily Mail, The York Family arrived in Scotland by private jet as they seek to enjoy the Scottish weather at Balmoral.

Princess Beatrice did not travel with her parents or sister, as she was celebrating her 29th birthday at another location. She is, however, expected to join them in Scotland shortly.

Another notable absence is the Duke of Edinburgh who is enjoying the first few weeks of his retirement on the Sandringham Estate.

It is no coincidence that Prince Philip is almost 500 miles away from Sarah Ferguson as she holidays in Balmoral Castle. Royal Diaries are planned months in advance, and each year she arrives and departs before the Duke of Edinburgh is in residence.

Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson 31 years ago at Westminster Abbey in London.

They have two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, born 8 August 1988 and 23 March 1990 respectively. They are currently seventh and eighth in line to the throne.

The Duke and Duchess separated in 1992, amidst long periods of separation caused by his military career and media attention towards the Duchess, and divorced in 1996.

However, the couple committed to raising their daughters together and have maintained a healthy relationship post-divorce. They are often dubbed by the media as the world’s happiest divorced couple and still often holiday together, as they are in this instance.

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