Sarah Ferguson pays tribute to the late Queen on what would have been her 98th birthday

Queen Elizabeth II
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Sarah, Duchess of York, has honoured the memory of the late Queen Elizabeth II, on what would have been her 98th birthday.

The former wife of Prince Andrew, took to social media platform X, previously known as Twitter and wrote: "Today we are remembering Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on what would have been her (98th) birthday."

Her poignant message read further: "Thank you for all that you have taught us, for being a steadfast leader and dear friend. You are sorely missed."

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The tribute was accentuated by a charming photograph of the late monarch attired in a soft blue jacket and matching hat, wearing a radiant grin.

However, the Duchess made an error in her post in stating that it would have been the deceased Queen's 97th birthday rather than her 98th one.

Nicknamed 'Fergie' by the media, the Duchess of York has experienced a tumultuous relationship with the British Royal household. This originated from her exile from the monarchy during the 1990s.

Nevertheless, in a significant turn-around last year, Sarah joined the King and Queen at Christmas Day church service, marking her public return to the heart of the Royal family.

Having served for a remarkable 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II was the United Kingdom's longest reigning sovereign. She passed away at Balmoral on 8 September 2022.

The previous year, an endearing snapshot of the late Queen surrounded by her grand and great-grandchildren was disclosed to commemorate her 97th birthday. The delightful image, showing the young royals generously smiling next to their cherished 'Gan Gan', was taken by the Princess of Wales during a familial visit to Balmoral, Aberdeenshire.