Sarah Ferguson and ex-husband Andrew may have split years ago – but that doesn’t mean that their family unit isn’t as strong as ever.

The former couple share two daughters, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice, and the family of four still regularly spend time together, often snapped sharing a laugh on days out.

It’s been quite the year for the Princesses, with Eugenie marrying her long time partner, Jack Brooksbank, in September, and Beatrice rumoured to have found love with Italian property developer Edoardo Mapelli.

Reflecting on a happy 2018, Sarah took to Instagram to spread the festive joy and share a heartfelt message with her followers on Instagram. The Duchess expressed her gratitude having spent such a happy year with her family, along with a black and white compilation of her ex-husband and daughters.

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Sarah wrote, ‘Happy happy times this holiday season and big New Year celebrations… thank you for such a year of goodness to my family.’

Sarah’s fans lapped up her festive message, writing their own messages of support in reply.

‘Congrats on becoming parents-in-laws! I thoroughly enjoyed watching the wedding. Hopefully @yorkiebea will have an announcement herself sometime in the near future when she’s ready?’ one wrote.

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Happy happy times this holiday season and big New Year celebrations .. thank you for such a year of goodness to my family @hrhthedukeofyork @princesseugenie #beatrice #christmas #newyear #holidays #2019

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‘Happy Holidays to you and your family, and best wishes for the new year!!!’ another wrote.

Sarah also shared a snap of her daughters with the caption, ‘So proud of my girls…Happy Christmas everyone.’

Fans were quick to show their support again.

‘So you should be. They have grown into beautiful young ladies. You did a good job. Merry Christmas x.,’ wrote one.

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Another said, ‘You should be proud – they are wonderful, beautiful young ladies and, like you and HRH the Duke, inspiring role models!! Well done to all of you and I wish you all much joy at Christmas time!’

Happy Christmas to you all!