The touching reason why Sarah Ferguson wore green at Princess Eugenie’s wedding

While we were all very excited about Princess Eugenie’s wedding last month, one person in particular was especially made up about it – her mother. And now, the Duchess of York has opened up about the special colour she wore for her daughter’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank.

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For those who don’t remember, Sarah Ferguson wore an emerald dress by Ascot-based designer Emma Louise Design and a matching gold and green hat by milliner Jess Collett for Eugenie’s big day. She completed the outfit with the vintage Manolo Blahnik bag that her own mother, Susan Barrantes, wore at her own royal wedding to Prince Andrew.

Now, the 59-year-old royal has revealed yet another sentimental nod behind her mother-of-the-bride outfit. In an interview with the Daily Mail, she explained that there was a special reason why she selected the colour green for her dress and once again, it has a direct link to her own celebrations in 1986.

‘Mum had carried the handbag at my wedding to Prince Andrew and the admission tickets were still in it,’ she said. ‘They were green — which was why I wore green on the day.’

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While on the topic of Eugenie’s wedding, Fergie also expressed how proud she was to watch her youngest daughter walk down the aisle in a  bridal gown that displayed the scars from her scoliosis surgery. ‘My proudest moment was watching Eugenie standing tall, very proud to show her scoliosis scar in her low-backed dress,’ the Duchess added. ‘I’d gone to all the fittings and sat there beaming with delight, and because there was no veil it was a very strong statement.’

She also gushed about the newly weds relationship and it is safe to say she very much approves of her daughter’s husband. ‘She [Eugenie] and Jack are just meant to be,’ she said. ‘He adores her, and now I’ve got a son.’