Prince Andrew spills the beans on marriage breakdown

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London, Feb 14 (ANI): Prince Andrew has spilled the beans on the breakdown of his marriage to Sarah Ferguson, who complained of feeling isolated and ill-prepared for the pressures of royal life.

In an interview to mark his 50th birthday, the Duke of York said that he had learned lessons from his failed marriage.

Prince Andrew said that he would try to make sure his nephews Prince William and Prince Harry avoid past mistakes when they get married.

"I would like to think that lessons have been learned because my goodness some lessons did need learning," Sky News quoted him as saying.

"But memories sometimes can be quite short so it's a challenge.

"When it happens again with William and Harry, then I suspect there will be a lot of people like their father and their uncle making sure not necessarily that they're fully aware but that people around them are fully aware of the consequences of getting it wrong," he added.

Despite their divorce, Prince Andrew has maintained an extremely close relationship with his ex-wife.

Sarah, Duchess of York, has described them as the "happiest unmarried couple" she knows.

She has a suite at his Windsor home, Royal Lodge, and they enjoy family holidays together with their two daughters, 21-year-old Beatrice and her younger sister Eugenie.

"We've had the most fantastic upbringing that we could possibly wish for," said Princess Beatrice.

"Divorce is not really a word at home. We have a cushion at home that says 'happiness is being married to your best friend' and really that's what they are.

"They are the best of friends and marriage - for other reasons - it wasn't really there, but when they come together they are so strong with what they believe and what they stand for that it's a great co-parenting organisation," Princess Beatrice added. (ANI)

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