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Fergie joins Beatrice and Eugenie at Ellie Goulding’s A-list wedding following Epstein storm

Sarah Ferguson has been spotted at Ellie Goulding’s wedding as stories continue to circle her ex-husband Prince Andrew over his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.

The Duchess of York, 59, smiled as she arrived at the popstar’s nuptials in York Minster Cathedral this afternoon.

It is the first time she has been seen since her and Prince Andrew were got off a private jet at Malaga Airport on August 14.

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The Duchess of York, 59, smiled as she arrived at the popstar’s nuptials in York Minster Cathedral this afternoon (pictured with Princess Eugenie) 

It is the first time the Duchess (pictured) has been seen since her and Prince Andrew were seen getting off a private jet at Malaga Airport on August 14

It is the first time the Duchess (pictured) has been seen since her and Prince Andrew were seen getting off a private jet at Malaga Airport on August 14

It comes after a rough period for Ferguson, as she has stuck by the 59-year-old Prince in the face of strong criticism over his friendship with the paedophile Epstein.

Ferguson, who is better known as ‘Fergie’, was joined at the star-studded event by her daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie as they watched Goulding marry 27-year-old art dealer Caspar Jopling, 27.

Orlando Bloom, his fiancee Katy Perry and Sienna Miller were also there.

Here comes the bride! Ellie Goulding, 32, was an absolute vision as she arrived to her nuptials with Caspar Jopling at the York Minster Cathedral on Saturday

Here comes the bride! Ellie Goulding, 32, was an absolute vision as she arrived to her nuptials with Caspar Jopling at the York Minster Cathedral on Saturday

ALL dressed in white! The British singer shunned tradition as she was seen being joined by her stunning bridesmaids, who all donned bridal white dresses

ALL dressed in white! The British singer shunned tradition as she was seen being joined by her stunning bridesmaids, who all donned bridal white dresses

Starry eyed: Ellie was seen emerging from a blue camper van with a long flowing veil and bouquet of flowers as she prepared to tie the knot with her other half

Assistance: Ellie was given a helping hand as she emerged from the vehicle

Starry eyed: Ellie was seen emerging from a blue camper van with a long flowing veil and bouquet of flowers as she prepared to tie the knot with her other half

Love Me Like You Do: Ellie proved to be absolutely breathtaking in the stunning number with featured dainty white applique and skimmed her figure to perfection

Love Me Like You Do: Ellie proved to be absolutely breathtaking in the stunning number with featured dainty white applique and skimmed her figure to perfection

Goulding, 32, sang at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding party in 2011 – and was also at Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank in October.

It is not believed Prince Andrew was at the ceremony, after he was reportedly heading back from a two-week holiday in Spain. 

Earlier this month, the Royal was in the luxury Sotogrande resort in Andalusia with Ferguson as he hid from the public eye following the Epstein backlash.

It was reported that she swept the Prince away to ‘look after him’ after it was said he ‘panicked’ following Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide on August 10.

Prince Andrew has faced repeated allegations that he had sex three times with a 17-year-old Virginia Roberts, who is now a 36-year-old married mother of three called Virginia Roberts Giuffre.

Virginia Roberts was photographed with Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell in early 2001 although sources close to the Prince have suggested the picture may be in some way fake

Virginia Roberts was photographed with Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell in early 2001 although sources close to the Prince have suggested the picture may be in some way fake

He strenuously denies the allegations of ‘impropriety with underage minors’, branding them ‘categorically untrue’ and his friends have suggested he is the victim of ‘witch-hunt’.

A now infamous picture of the Royal with Miss Roberts shows the Prince with his hand on her waist. It is believe to have been taken in London in 2001.

He was also seen with the Epstein in New York in 2010, despite the paedophile having served prison time and being on the sex offenders’ list.

Yesterday, Andrew returned to official royal duties, overseeing celebrations at the Dartmouth Royal Regatta in Devon, of which he is a patron. 

The friendship between Prince Andrew (left) and Jeffrey Epstein (right) goes back to least 1999. They are pictured walking together through Central Park in New York in December 2010

The friendship between Prince Andrew (left) and Jeffrey Epstein (right) goes back to least 1999. They are pictured walking together through Central Park in New York in December 2010

Prince Andrew looked in high spirits as he returned to official royal duties at the Royal Dartmouth Regatta in Devon yesterday

Prince Andrew looked in high spirits as he returned to official royal duties at the Royal Dartmouth Regatta in Devon yesterday

Prince Andrew looked in high spirits as he returned to official royal duties at the Royal Dartmouth Regatta in Devon yesterday

Andrew is patron of the Royal Dartmouth Regatta, which takes place every year in the south Devon town

Andrew is patron of the Royal Dartmouth Regatta, which takes place every year in the south Devon town

Prince Andrew is patron of the Royal Dartmouth Regatta, which takes place every year in the south Devon town

This year was the 175th anniversary of the Dartmouth Regatta. It was first visited by a royal in 1856, when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert came into the port because of bad weather

This year was the 175th anniversary of the Dartmouth Regatta. It was first visited by a royal in 1856, when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert came into the port because of bad weather

It was his first official engagement since Epstein, who was facing sex trafficking charges, died behind bars in New York earlier this month, in what the coroner ruled a suicide.

Andrew is reportedly due to hold ‘crisis talks’ with his advisers over how to handle the continuing scandal.

The Duke’s appearance came as an astonishing photo emerged of him with Donald and Melania Trump and Epstein at an event at Mr Trump’s Palm Beach club Mar-a-Lago in Florida in 2000.

Mr Trump and Melania pose with Prince Andrew at the same event. Andrew was Epstein's guest at Mar-a-Lago, and has come under increasing scrutiny as a consequence of the allegations made against Epstein

Mr Trump and Melania pose with Prince Andrew at the same event. Andrew was Epstein’s guest at Mar-a-Lago, and has come under increasing scrutiny as a consequence of the allegations made against Epstein

Also in the photo is Ghislaine Maxwell, who has been accused of helping Epstein procure underage girls for sex.

Miss Roberts, who was at that time working as a ‘towel girl’ pool assistant, has claimed that a few months later Maxwell recruited her to become a sex slave for Epstein.

Maxwell denies involvement in the crimes of Epstein and her whereabouts are currently unknown.

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