Sarah Ferguson breaks silence for first time since Princess Beatrice’s wedding but royal fans are confused

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Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has publically spoken out for the first time after Princess Beatrice’s wedding in an Instagram post.

Princess Beatrice’s wedding came as a surprise for everyone earlier today, when news emerged that she had tied the knot at a very small ceremony in Windsor, followed by a wedding reception at the Royal Lodge.

The news was confirmed by Buckingham Palace shortly after reports emerged with a statement, but Beatrice herself and her friends and family are yet to speak out on the joyous day.

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Her mum Sarah did post on Instagram, but left fans very confused. Many who were no doubt waiting for her to address her daughter’s big day were surprised to see usual story time post on her feed.

She wrote, ‘Today at 4pm on @storytimewithfergieandfriends I am going to be drawing Baby Elephants with @davidwilliampress and my guest friend is @mark.lisk #storytimewithfergieandfriends #childrensbooks #books #stories Link to channel in my bio’.

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Many fans used the post to congratulate Sarah and her daughter on the big news, with one writing, ‘Congratulations to your daughter a Princess Beatrice and Edo 🤗 soo lovely to hear some good news for a change ❤️ I hope you all have a beautiful day’.

Another said, ‘Many congratulations on the wedding of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo. Wonderful news. You must be very pleased.'

However, others were confused as to whether Fergie was at the reception or not, and called her post ‘sneaky’ for pretending it was a normal day. One said, ‘Surely you’ll be sticking round Windsor for dinner and dancing?’

‘Oooo sneaky posting like an ordinary day when Bea got married!! Many congratulations to the bride, groom and family. I hope there's a photo we're dying to see her 💕’, another wrote.

It’s likely the duchess had scheduled the post and also the story time video which will be published later. She is thought to indeed be at Windsor, celebrating her daughter’s big day.

What a professional for keeping things rolling! We hope the Yorks are having a wonderful day.

Mariana Cerqueira

Mariana is the managing editor of woman&home. She has previously worked for lifestyle titles including GoodtoKnow covering all aspects of women’s lifestyle - from the Royal Family, beauty and fashion to wellness and travel. She was nominated for AOP Digital Journalist of the Year in 2020, and for New Digital Talent of the Year at the 2016 PPA Digital Awards. She’s mildly obsessed with TV (reality TV shows included) and spends far too much time planning her next trip away.