Sarah Ferguson has been driven to Buckingham Palace hours after her former husband Prince Andrew for a 'crisis summit,' according to reports.

The Duchess of York is thought to have arrived after the Duke, who was earlier seen in public for the first time since announcing he would be stepping away from royal duties.

She has previously confirmed her support for her 'true gentleman' ex-husband.

In a tweet the day before he gave his famous interview about the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, she wrote: "It is so rare to meet people that are able to speak from their hearts with honesty+pure real truth, that remain steadfast and strong to their beliefs.

The prince has received the support of his ex-wife

"Andrew is a true+real gentleman and is stoically steadfast to not only his duty but also his kindness + goodness @TheDukeOfYork."

Days after the interview, the Duke of York yesterday announced he would be quitting royal duties for the "foreseeable future".

Less than 24-hours later, he was pictured smiling and waving behind the wheel of his car.

The Duke of York leaves his home in Windsor, Berkshire, on Thursday 21 November
 

Andrew, wearing a suit and tie, was snapped leaving his home in Windsor this morning as the fallout from the Royal Family's unprecedented crisis continued.

The Duke will no longer receive his £249,000 royal allowance which is taxpayers' money from the Sovereign Grant and he has been ditched by a number of companies and charities.

He has been forced to step back from his more than 200 charity patronages.

Jeffrey Epstein, 66, killed himself in jail

A senior Palace source confirmed to the Mirror that the Duke had vowed to “not return to public life until the Epstein case is closed or he has cleared his name”.

The palace insider said “that could be a considerable amount of time”.

Following Saturday night's interview, Andrew was criticised for showing a lack of empathy towards Epstein's alleged victims and a lack of remorse over his friendship with the pervert, who killed himself in a New York prison while facing child sex trafficking charges.

Prince Andrew has repeatedly denied claims that he had sex with Epstein accuser Virgina Giuffre (formerly Roberts) on three occasions when she was a teen.

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