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Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew's wedding: A retrospective

An explosion of ruffles, tulle and colour.

By Jess Pullar
This week, Princess Eugenie will marry her long-time partner Jack Brooksbank in a ceremony that is sure to turn heads across the globe.
But why are we so sure this royal wedding will be such a spectacle you ask? Because 32 years ago, her parents Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew did the exact same thing, and boy was it a sight.
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The wedding between Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew took place on July 23, 1986 at Westminster Abbey, and as the fiery red head arrived by carriage, there was no denying this day, and that dress, were going to leave a big impression on British royal history.
Embodying true 80s style, Sarah's voluminous gown with intricate bead work by British designer Lindka Cierach was a sight to behold, while the bright and bold guest fashion meant no one was getting lost in the crowd.
Watched by an audience of an estimated 500 million, Sarah and Andrew's big day was attended by high-profile guests from across the world. Along with the royal family themselves, US First Lady Nancy Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher were among those in attendance.
WATCH: Sarah Ferguson talks about her royal wedding:
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As for Eugenie's wedding this week, we're keeping our fingers crossed for another explosion of colour to rival the 1986 affair.
While Fergie and Andrew may have called time on their marriage in 1996, the pair have remained the friendliest of exes.
In anticipation of their daughter's big day, we've taken a retrospective look at the wedding of Sarah and Prince Andrew.
Keep scrolling (and maybe don your sunglasses) for all the images from the bright and bold event.

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