Sarah Ferguson committed a huge blunder during one of her first few meetings with Prince Andrew. At that time, the former couple attended the same gathering with their family and friends.

In the book “My Story,” the Duchess of York revealed that Queen Elizabeth II invited her to stay at the Windsor Castle for the Royal Ascot of 1985. At that time, the mom of two crossed paths with the Duke of York, and the latter unknowingly left his ex-wife red-faced.

Ferguson said that there were so many people in the Windsor Castle at that time. When she went down for breakfast, all she wanted to do was to eat in peace. After reaching one of the tables where she ate her grapefruit, Ferguson realized that Prince Andrew was standing next to her.

Princess Beatrice’s mom admitted that she felt nervous at that time. But when she saw Prince Andrew leaning over to her, she thought that he was asking for a kiss. Ferguson kissed Prince Andrew, and he thanked her for the sweet gesture.

Ferguson couldn’t hide the shame that she was feeling inside, and she apologized to her ex-husband. The hilarious incident became the start of the couple’s tumultuous relationship.

“It honestly hadn’t been deliberate, just another Fergie fiasco. And now, just my luck, I was seated almost on top of him, where I would be at the mercy of his famous needling,” Ferguson said.

Meanwhile, the former royal also said that she thought Princess Diana had something to do with her and Prince Andrew crossing paths at the Royal Ascot. At that time, the Princess of Wales was already married to Prince Charles.

But the Duke and Duchess of York soon realized that they weren’t necessarily a match made in heaven. After 10 years, the royal couple announced their divorce. Ferguson partially blamed herself for the divorce, but she also said that it was difficult to make their marriage work because Prince Andrew was never around.

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Pictured: Prince Andrew, Ferguson attend the Virgin London Marathon on April 25, 2010 in London, England. on April 25, 2010 in London, England. Getty Images/Gareth Cattermole