Sarah Ferguson shares unseen photos from Princess Eugenie’s wedding to pay tribute to her ‘dream’ sister Jane on National Sibling Day
- Duchess of York, 60, shared two snaps on Instagram to ‘raise toast’ to sister Jane
- Sarah accompanied images with gushing rhyme about her ‘dream of a sibling’
- Included a photo of Jane on carousel at Princess Eugenie’s wedding reception
Sarah Ferguson paid a gushing tribute to her sister Jane Ferguson Luedecke on Instagram to mark National Sibling Day.
The Duchess of York, 60, shared two previously unseen photographs from Princess Eugenie’s wedding celebrations at Royal Lodge in October 2018 to accompany the post.
One was an intimate shot of the two women dressed in their finery while the other showed a grinning Jane riding the carousel at the carnival-themed fete held the day after the nuptials.
Sarah donned a silky lime green gown by Emanuel Ungaro with a coordinating green statement necklace, while Jane, a public relations exec who lives in Sydney, wore a dark blue gown with matching diamond and sapphire drop earrings.
Sarah Ferguson paid a gushing tribute to her sister Jane Ferguson Luedecke (pictured together) on Instagram to mark National Sibling Day
Fergie captioned the images: ‘There is nobody like my @janeferguson7. She is a dream of a sibling (not a pain!)
‘My sister makes my world so bright and I somehow accept when she says I am not right!
‘Today is National Sibling Day and I raise a toast and am happy to boast, that my sister is the finest in the land. So thank you my dearest Jane, I stand and applause with both my hands … Love you Jane.’
She concluded using the hashtags #nationalsiblingday and #sisters.
Her post, shared yesterday, attracted more than 9,700 likes and was appreciated by Jane, 63, who replied: ‘Bless you my dearest sister Sarah, how kind and generous with your words. No one more fairer.’
One of the images showed a grinning Jane riding the carousel at the carnival-themed fete held the day after the nuptials
Sarah previously paid tribute to Jane on International Women’s Day last month. Sharing a series of snaps online, the duchess said she wanted to pay credit to ‘some of my inspirational women throughout history’.
She described her sibling as ‘my incredible sister Jane who continues to inspire me every day’.
Jane lives in Australia with her three children Seamus, Ayesha and Heidi, and is also a grandmother-of-three.
The Duchess of York previously shared this photograph of her stunning lime green gown by Emanuel Ungaro, which she wore to daughter Princess Eugenie’s wedding reception at Royal Lodge, to Twitter
Since lockdown began, Sarah and her daughters have been keeping busy delivering care packages to frontline NHS workers.
This week her ex-husband Prince Andrew was seen helping her pack cupcakes into gift bags to be donated to Thames Hospice in Windsor.
His appearance provoked ire from royal commentators who accused the Duke of York of ‘exploiting coronavirus to creep back into the spotlight’.
The Prince was forced to quit frontline royal duties in November following a car-crash Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis, in which he failed to apologise for befriending billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
This week Prince Andrew was seen helping his ex-wife pack cupcakes into gift bags to be donated to Thames Hospice in Windsor
The images mark the first time the Duke has been seen with the Duchess of York since he stepped down from his royal duties three months ago
The photographs, which showed him with Sarah at their Windsor home, were posted by Ms Ferguson’s assistant Antonia Marshall on Thursday and marked his first public appearance since he attended church in Sandringham, Norfolk with the Queen in January.
Royal biographer Tom Bower said it was ‘rather pathetic that he (Prince Andrew) exploits the coronavirus crisis to creep back into the spotlight’.
He said: ‘He should do good works but not seek to win kudos by posting trashy photos. If only they would both accept that their only public duty is to remain invisible from the public.’
But regal watcher Richard Fitzwilliams disagreed, claiming Prince Andrew’s actions were ‘admirable’.
He said: ‘This is the sort of thing he (Prince Andrew) ought to be doing. When someone does something like this it’s very, very clear it should be appreciated.’