Royal husbands Charles and Andrew failed to live up to expectations for the new breed of Royal Windsor Wives who were young, attractive, independent and unwilling to bow to a system they considered stuffy and old fashioned.
Originally noticed for her striking resemblance to Princess Diana, Sophie Rhys-Jones, wife of Prince Edward could not have been more different.
As an independent career woman the stage was set for a very modern Royal marriage.
When the marriage between Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson began, Sarah was one of the most popular women to become Duchess of York since the creation of the title in 1385.
With her informal style and sense of fun, Sarah seemed like a breath of fresh air sweeping through a somewhat outdated ins...