Sarah Ferguson seguirá siendo duquesa’ incluso después de que Andrew fuera despojado del título de Su Alteza Real

SARAH Ferguson isto remain the Duchess of Yorkeven after Prince Andrew was stripped of his HRH titles and honours by the Queen.

Prince Andrew’s former wife is said to have no intentions of ditching the title.

Fergie is said to be determined to keep her Duchess of York title

Fergie is said to be determined to keep her Duchess of York titleCrédito: supplied by Pixel8000 07917221968
Prince Andrew's military and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen

Prince Andrew’s military and royal patronages have been returned to the QueenCrédito: Getty – Contribuyente

Friends of Sarah told the Correo diario: “That has been her title since their divorce and that is how it will stay.

Andrew is still the Duke of York, so it is not an issue.

Andrew became Duke of Yorka title typically reserved for the monarch’s second sonon his marriage to Fergie in 1986.

The title has been held by the Queen’s father George VI and her grandfather, George V.

Despite divorcing Andrew in 1996, Fergie will be allowed to continuing using the title until she marries someone else, at which point she would lose it.

The couple’s daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie will also keep their Royal Highness titles.

Fergie has used her title to promote her books and other products around the world and even uses it in her Twitter handle, which is SarahTheDuchess.

Another friend told the publication: “Sarah has absolutely no intention of shrinking away from the limelight. Why should she?

She and her daughters have done nothing wrong and they believe Andrew 100 per cent that he has done nothing wrong either.

It comes as York Central MP Rachel Maskell said it wasuntenablefor Prince Andrew tocling onto his duke title and his association to the city, dicho: “This association with York must end.

The duke was stripped of his royal title and all military honours on Thursday after a face-to-face showdown with the Queen.

It comes amid growing anger at the Duke of York’s sex assault lawsuit with Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre.

His military affiliations and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen with immediate effect after he was accused of sexually assaulting Virginia Roberts Giuffre when she was just 17.

The Duke will also no longer be able to use ‘His Royal Highness’ – y will face his US lawsuit as aprivate citizen meaning he can’t hide behind royal privileges.

It comes after a judge sensationally gave the go-ahead for a civil trial before a jury in New York later this year.

The royal, 61, vehemently denies any wrongdoing.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement this evening: “With The Queen’s approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen.

The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen.

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie with their late grandfather Prince Philip

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie with their late grandfather Prince PhilipCrédito: Getty