The pair were reported to have date for two years At the beginning of March it was rumoured that Sarah had been left "devastated" after their relationship came to an end, however they made a joint appearance at a private auction for Sarah's children's charity in London earlier this month, suggesting that they remain good friends.Manuel has been a keen supporter of Sarah's children's charity in recent years, and channels ten per cent of profits from his internet venture v Voosh through a charitable foundation that supports various causes including Children in Crisis.The Princess was chic in a white summer dress and gold strappy sandals, while her mum also opted for a similar monochrome look.The Duchess spent the day at the races with her ex and their younger daughter Princess Eugenie Prince Andrew's invitation to his ex-wife would explain why Sarah, 56, was allowed into the royal box for the first time in years.Multi-millionaire magnates, private equity whizz kids, Swiss financiers — Ms York holds court with them all.
Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson may have divorced 20 years ago, but the pair have always remained good friends.
But royal watchers noticed that the date – 23 July – had a special significance for the ex-couple.
It was 30 years exactly since Andrew and Sarah said "I do" at Westminster Abbey, in front of the Queen and other members of the royal family.
The insider added: "The last year has been a difficult one for Sarah.
"Her relationship with Manuel has never been a particularly easy one.