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Eco royals! Sarah Ferguson joins Prince Albert of Monaco in Sweden as he releases a rehabilitated duck into ocean at conservation event

  •  Sarah Ferguson made a rare appearance with a foreign royal family member
  • The Duchess of York, 62, opted for a little black dress and brown military style jacket with black tights and flats while keeping her red hair down and loose 
  • Albert released a rehabilitated duck into the ocean as part of the inauguration of The Perfect World Foundation’s ‘Project Ocean’, in Gothenburg

Sarah Ferguson made a rare appearance with a foreign royal family member as she joined Prince Albert of Monaco in Gothenburg, Sweden today. 

The Duchess of York, 62, opted for a little black dress and brown military style jacket with black tights and flats while keeping her red hair down and loose.

She was joined by Prince Albert, 64, and actor Billy Zane, 56.

Sporting a pin stripe blue shirt and black coat, Albert released a rehabilitated duck into the ocean as part of the inauguration of The Perfect World Foundation’s ‘Project Ocean’.

Sarah Ferguson made a rare appearance with a foreign royal family member as she joined Prince Albert of Monaco in Gothenburg, Sweden today

Sarah Ferguson made a rare appearance with a foreign royal family member as she joined Prince Albert of Monaco in Gothenburg, Sweden today

She was joined by Prince Albert, 64, who held onto a rehabilitated mallard duck and set him  out to sea

She was joined by Prince Albert, 64, who held onto a rehabilitated mallard duck and set him  out to sea 

The Duchess of York, who lives in the Royal Lodge in Windsor with her ex-husband Prince Andrew, 61, doesn’t do official duty for the royal family but does private charity work with the The Perfect World Foundation.

Sarah shares daughters Princess Eugenie, 32, and Princess Beatrice, 33, with ex Andrew, who stepped down from royal duty last year following fall out from his relationship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. 

Meanwhile, Albert has been embroiled in his own scandal as his wife Charlene has spent most of the last two years outside of Monaco recovering from ‘exhaustion’.

Sheltering from the Swedish spring, today the pair huddled under an umbrella as they opened the Project Ocean, which is the  is the overall project of non-profit organisation The Perfect World Foundation that focuses on restoring oceans.

The Duchess of York, 62, opted for a little black dress and brown military style jacket with black tights and flats while keeping her red hair down and loose. She is pictured with Billie Zane

The Duchess of York, 62, opted for a little black dress and brown military style jacket with black tights and flats while keeping her red hair down and loose. She is pictured with Billie Zane

The Duchess of York, who lives in the Royal Lodge in Windsor with her ex-husband Prince Andrew, 61, doesn't do official duty for the royal family but does private charity work with the The Perfect World Foundation.

The Duchess of York, who lives in the Royal Lodge in Windsor with her ex-husband Prince Andrew, 61, doesn’t do official duty for the royal family but does private charity work with the The Perfect World Foundation.

Prince Albert II of Monaco, Sarah, Duchess of York, TPWF Global Ambassador, and actor Billy Zane at the inauguration of The Perfect World Foundation's "Project Ocean", in Gothenburg, Sweden

Prince Albert II of Monaco, Sarah, Duchess of York, TPWF Global Ambassador, and actor Billy Zane at the inauguration of The Perfect World Foundation’s ‘Project Ocean’, in Gothenburg, Sweden

Opting for a natural look, Fergie let her famous red hair down and sported minimal make-up  adding just a touch of shadow around her eye.

The grandmother-of-two added a light hoop earring to the look.

Meanwhile, father-of-four Albert opted for a warmer look in slacks and boots.

 It comes after his wife Charlene, 44, returned to the principality following an extended stay away due to health problems, including what the palace has previously referred to as a ‘state of profound general fatigue’.

Sporting a pin stripe blue shirt and black coat, Albert released a rehabilitated duck into the ocean as part of the inauguration of The Perfect World Foundation's 'Project Ocean', in Gothenburg.

Sporting a pin stripe blue shirt and black coat, Albert released a rehabilitated duck into the ocean as part of the inauguration of The Perfect World Foundation’s ‘Project Ocean’, in Gothenburg.

Meanwhile, Albert (pictured) has been embroiled in his own scandal as his wife Charlene has spent most of the last two years outside of Monaco recovering from 'exhaustion'

Meanwhile, Albert (pictured) has been embroiled in his own scandal as his wife Charlene has spent most of the last two years outside of Monaco recovering from ‘exhaustion’

Meanwhile, father-of-four Albert opted for a warmer look in slacks and boots. It comes after his wife Charlene, 44, returned to the principality following an extended stay away due to health problems, including what the palace has previously referred to as a 'state of profound general fatigue

Meanwhile, father-of-four Albert opted for a warmer look in slacks and boots. It comes after his wife Charlene, 44, returned to the principality following an extended stay away due to health problems, including what the palace has previously referred to as a ‘state of profound general fatigue

The mother-of-two was reportedly admitted to a private Swiss clinic in late November, within days of her return to Monaco following a 10-month absence in her native South Africa.

The palace said in a statement issued earlier this month stating: ‘The next few weeks should allow for Princess Charlene to further strengthen her health, before gradually resuming her official duties and commitments.’

The Monaco palace has consistently denied media reports of a rift between Charlene and the principality’s ruler Prince Albert, who were wed in 2011, following the princess’ long absence. 

Opting for a natural look, Fergie let her famous red hair down and sported minimal make-up adding just a touch of shadow around her eye.

Opting for a natural look, Fergie let her famous red hair down and sported minimal make-up adding just a touch of shadow around her eye.

It's been a tough year for the House of Grimaldi, with rumours of strife between Prince Albert and Princess Charlene while the monarch faces yet another paternity suit. Albert is pictured today

It’s been a tough year for the House of Grimaldi, with rumours of strife between Prince Albert and Princess Charlene while the monarch faces yet another paternity suit. Albert is pictured today

Sheltering from the Swedish spring, today the pair huddled under an umbrella as they opened the Project Ocean, which is the is the overall project of non-profit organisation The Perfect World Foundation that focuses on restoring oceans

Sheltering from the Swedish spring, today the pair huddled under an umbrella as they opened the Project Ocean, which is the is the overall project of non-profit organisation The Perfect World Foundation that focuses on restoring oceans

As well as his twins Jacques and Gabriella, seven, with Princess Charlene,  Albert also has daughter Jazmin, 30, with US estate agent Tamara Rotolo and Alexandre Grimaldi-Coste with his former mistress Nicole Coste, 50.  

It’s been a tough year for the House of Grimaldi, with rumours of strife between Prince Albert and Princess Charlene while the monarch faces yet another paternity suit.

The Monaco royal palace released a family photograph for Easter, marking the first time Charlene, 44, has been seen with her children since November.

Prince Albert II of Monaco (L) holds a rehabilitated mallard duck before releasing it during the inauguration of The Perfect World Foundation's "Project Ocean" in Gothenburg

Prince Albert II of Monaco (L) holds a rehabilitated mallard duck before releasing it during the inauguration of The Perfect World Foundation’s ‘Project Ocean’ in Gothenburg

The Monaco palace has consistently denied media reports of a rift between Charlene and the principality's ruler Prince Albert, who were wed in 2011, following the princess' long absence. Albert is pictured today

The Monaco palace has consistently denied media reports of a rift between Charlene and the principality’s ruler Prince Albert, who were wed in 2011, following the princess’ long absence. Albert is pictured today 

The princess spent several months in a treatment facility after being admitted following her return from a 10-month absence in South Africa.

She faced a variety of health problems, including what the palace has previously referred to as a ‘state of profound general fatigue’.

The Monaco palace has consistently denied media reports of a rift between Charlene and the principality’s ruler Prince Albert, who were wed in 2011, following the princess’ long absence.

‘She was clearly exhausted, physically and emotionally. She was overwhelmed and couldn’t face official duties, life in general or even family life,’ Albert told People magazine in November.

Duck, duck and away! Sarah, Duchess of York, TPWF Global Ambassador, and actor Billy Zane

Duck, duck and away! Sarah, Duchess of York, TPWF Global Ambassador, and actor Billy Zane

And he's off! The mallard duck jumped into the water as part of the rehabilitation

And he’s off! The mallard duck jumped into the water as part of the rehabilitation 

Like a duck to water! Prince Albert let the little duck go free in Sweden today

Like a duck to water! Prince Albert let the little duck go free in Sweden today

Zimbabwean-born Princess Charlene was hospitalised after collapsing in September in South Africa, where she had been living for several months.

She underwent surgery in October for an ear, nose and throat infection after checking in under a pseudonym in a Durban hospital, a palace source said at the time.

Friends previously told Page Six that the mother-of-two ‘almost died’ while she was in her home country, while her husband spoke out to say she is suffering from ‘exhaustion, both emotional and physical’.

Charlene is now back in Monaco, although she has yet to return to royal engagements.

Charlene’s time away followed fresh allegations last December that Albert had fathered a love-child (which would be his third, if proven) with an unnamed Brazilian woman during the time when he and Charlene, a former Olympic swimmer for South Africa, were already in a relationship.

Neither party is now commenting, suggesting some kind of generous settlement may have been reached, as happened with Albert’s earlier love children.

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