Sarah Ferguson attended the T.M. Glass Solo Exhibition “The Audible Language Of Flowers” in Toronto, Canada. For the event, she opted for a stylish green dress, which was cut to just above her knee. It had long-sleeves and a fit and flare cut. She also sported a pair of small gold hoop earrings.
The 59-year-old teamed it with a pair of dark black tights, as well as a pair of fashionable black shoes.
They are thought to be a pair of the limited edition Del Toro x Rotten Road Never Complain Slipper.
It was her footwear which was of particular interest, as the slippers had the motto “Never Complain, Never Explain” written across them.
And, while it may well be that it was a coincidence, it seems that this saying is one which is associated with the Royal Family.
According to reports, the phrase itself was coined by British political and former Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, who lived between 1804 and 1881.
It doesn’t take much to discover the whole host of reports of how the royals tend to follow the unwritten rule of “never explain, never complain”.
Royal biographer Duncan Larcombe commented on this supposed royal tradition.
In his book Prince Harry: The Inside Story, he penned: “There is an old rule of royal when it comes to their interaction with the media – ‘never complain, never explain’.
“To be seen to break either of these unwritten rules is generally considered to be a no-no, risking being dragged into a wider row that could ultimately backfire.”
It’s not the first time Sarah has worn these shoes.
Joined by her eldest daughter Princess Beatrice, 30, at a Street Child UK Education in Emergencies event back in February, she was spotted sporting them.
Sarah had teamed them with a black dress and bright blue blazer for that particular outing.
Fergie and her now ex-husband Prince Andrew, 59, married in 1986, but announced their separation in 1992.
Despite parting ways romantically, they remained friends, even after their divorce in 1996.
Sarah and Prince Andrew made headlines last month, after she shared photographs of their “wonderful” weekend trip to Bahrain with Princess Beatrice and her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 35.
However, a spokesperson for the Duchess later confirmed that their relationship had not changed, and they remained good friends.
Sarah Ferguson: Five facts about the Duchess of York
Sarah is the second daughter of Major Ronald Ferguson and Susan Mary Wright.
Her parents divorced in 1974, with her mother going on to marry polo player Héctor Barrantes in 1975 and moving to Argentina. Sarah stayed in the UK with her father, who remarried in 1976 and went on to have three more children.
Sarah married Prince Andrew on 23 July 1986 at Westminster Abbey in London.
She wore an ivory-silk wedding gown designed by Lindka Cierarch which had a 17 foot train and 20 foot veil. As is tradition, Sarah wore a diamond tiara, and her wedding band was crafted from Welsh gold.
The couple spent their honeymoon abroad the real yacht Britannia off the coast of the Azores Islands.
Sarah and Andrew divorced in 1996 after separating in 1992.
However the couple remain on good terms, even living together in the Royal Lodge from 2008 until Sarah moved to a ski chalet in Switzerland they bought together in 2015.
Sarah has written children’s books for many years, her first being a series about Budgie The Helicopter in the early 90s.
She has also been the US spokeswoman for WeightWatchers after famously battling her weight over the years.
On top of commercial endeavours, the Duchess devotes plenty of time to charity, including Children in Crisis, which she founded in 1993.
Fergie, as she is known to friends, uses both Twitter and Instagram.
She has over 200,000 followers across the platforms, and shares many insights in to her life.
Most of the Royal Family are not on social media, but are represented by Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace, or Clarence House.
Sarah’s daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, are the exception, with both joining their mother on social media.