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Prince Philip and Sarah Ferguson photographed together for the first time in 26 years

The Duke of Edinburgh and Sarah, Duchess of York, have been photographed together for the first time in 26 years at Windsor Castle following the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.

Alex Bramall

It is one of the worst-kept secrets that there is a great deal of tension between the 97-year-old Duke and the 58-year-old Duchess.

However, they put their differences to one side on Friday as they joined together in harmony to celebrate the happiness of Eugenie and Jack on their special day.

In the official wedding photograph taken by Alex Bramall, Prince Philip is seated just a few centimetres from the mother-of-the-bride who is standing next to her ex-husband, the Duke of York.

Also pictured in the picture is Her Majesty The Queen, Princess Beatrice, George & Nicola Brooksbank, Thomas Brooksbank and the bridesmaids & page boys.

The Duchess of York was said to be a ‘bag of nerves’ at the prospect of meeting Prince Philip.

He has shunned her since 1992 when scandals the Duchess were reported in the newspapers.

Four years later in 1996, the Duke and Duchess of York divorced, but they remain good friends and live together.

The Queen appears to have accepted Sarah back into the family, and she often stays with Her Majesty at Balmoral Castle during the summer.

However, it is no coincidence that whenever Sarah is at Balmoral or another royal residence, the Duke of Edinburgh is nowhere to be seen.

Royal Diaries are planned months in advance, and each year the Duchess arrives and departs before the Duke of Edinburgh is in residence.

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