Prince Andrew saved Sarah Ferguson's day with this sweet move

Prince Andrew, Sarah Ferguson
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Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson have managed to maintain a strong friendship since divorcing in 1996, and it looks as though the pair are still supporting each other just as much to this day.

Recently, the Duke of York stepped in to help out his ex-wife at the last minute, in the sweetest way.

According to Hello! magazine (opens in new tab), Fergie was due to attend a charity garden party held by the Children's Air Ambulance, which helps transport critically ill children to hospital, at Lambeth Palace.

But due to an unforunate diary clash, the Duchess of York was left unable to go - which is when Prince Andrew kindly volunteered to step in and save the day, and go himself.

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The Prince reportedly made a speech at the event - which was held to celebrate the launch of a new helicopter - praising the charity's incredible work.

He said, "I know the introduction of a second helicopter will help the charity to reach even more children across the country, but to ensure they can continue this lifesaving work it is important that donations keep coming in."

Also in attendance were a host of families who the charity has supported over the years.

After the event had wrapped up, the Duke of York posted on his official social media channels about the event, and the importance of the new helicopter.

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Royal fans were quick to praise Prince Andrew for shining a light on the vital work, with one commenting, 'Well done 👍🏻 👏👏all you HRH Yorks and promoting the use of the helicopter 🚁 service for such an I credibly worthy cause 🙏🏻'

One follower even praised Andrew for saving the day for Fergie, saying, 'What a great man stepping in to help when Sarah had a diary clash !!'.

It's been a busy few days for the York family, as Sarah and Andrew's daughter Princess Eugenie recently announced a new royal patronage with Horatio's Garden, which creates accessible gardens for spinal injury patients across the UK.

It's a topic close to her heart, as she battled with scoliosis herself when she was just a young teenager.

On her Instagram, Eugenie wrote, 'As a former spinal patient myself, I understand how the chance to get outside is so beneficial not only for recovery, but for staying positive at a life-changing, and often traumatic, time.'

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