London, May 26 (ANI): Prince Andrew has forgiven ex-wife Sarah Ferguson for her "cash for access" scam, it has emerged.
A sting operation by British tabloid the News of the World had recently caught the Duchess of York setting a price tag of 500,000 pounds on an introduction to Prince Andrew, promising to open the door to lucrative international deals for the 'client'.
But now Andrew has forgiven Fergie after she called him up and apologised.
She even offered to quit the room she has at his Windsor mansion.
But Andrew told her she could stay as long as wanted to.
"Andrew told her to calm down and get a grip. He is a very caring person, a loving father and he told Sarah not to be so silly," the Mirror quoted a friend, as saying.
The insider went on: "He told her she had been set up and although she had clearly made a massive mistake, he wasn't going to kick her out on to the streets. He knows she can't afford anywhere - that's why he let her stay at Royal Lodge in the first place.
"The other major reason was because Bea and Eugenie like being close to their mum. Whatever else she is, Sarah has always been an excellent parent and Andrew admires her for that. His attitude is that he isn't going to tear his family apart because of one week's bad headlines."
The source added: "The fact is that when say they are the world's happiest divorced couple, they really mean it. Sometimes you cannot understand why they split up in the first place. They will always be best friends and although the set-up seems weird to many people, it works for them." (ANI)