Sarah Ferguson confuses royal fans with work update after Christmas at Sandringham

The Duchess of York has left some of her Instagram followers confused with her latest post

Sarah Ferguson's work update after Christmas at Sandringham confuses fans
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Sarah Ferguson has left some royal fans confused with her latest Instagram post, which suggests she's returned to work just a couple of days after Christmas. 

Sarah Ferguson's latest social media update has left fans confused after the royal implied she has already returned to work before the New Year. 

Despite there being no photos of her with her in-laws on Sunday, it's understood that the Duchess of York spent Christmas at Sandringham with the Royal Family. 

The 63-year-old was reportedly invited to join her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, at King Charles' festive gathering for the first time in 30 years. It's understood that the former couple, who still live together at the Royal Lodge, are staying at the five-bedroom cottage, Wood Farm, during their visit to Sandringham. 

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew

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It's understood that most members of the Royal Family will remain at the Norfolk residence over the coming days, as they embrace the rare opportunity to be together under one roof after a busy and emotionally challenging year.

King Charles III and Queen Camilla are reportedly planning to head to their Scottish home of Birkhall in early January, while the Prince and Princess of Wales are expected to spend New Year's Eve with the Middletons in Bucklebury. 

With the royals off-duty for the next few weeks, it's no surprise that Sarah's latest social media post left some fans scratching their heads. 

The mother of Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a photo of herself with the caption, "On my way to sign books!"

In the picture, Sarah, a.k.a., 'Fergie', is emerging from a car and wearing an emerald green cape with a short black skirt, black stockings, and lace-up black boots. She has accessorized the autumnal outfit with a crimson poppy in honor of Britain's fallen soldiers, and a gorgeous hairband encrusted with crystals. 

"Oh! I heard you were going to Sandringham for [sic] Christmas holidays?" one surprised fan wrote.

Eagle-eyed fans, however, were quick to clock that the glamorous photo was actually taken a couple of weeks ago when Sarah was promoting her book, Heart for a Compass, in Budapest. 

The mum-of-two traveled to the Hungarian capital earlier this month to sign copies of the historical romance novel, which was released in 2021. Her latest book, A Most Intriguing Lady, hits shelves in March 2023.

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.