Sarah Ferguson looks chic in black as she attends Gala with stars including Joan Collins - after Prince Andrew shared a family photo to mark her 60th birthday yesterday

  • Sarah Ferguson looked chic on Wednesday evening as she attended event
  • Duchess is honorary chairwoman of event- wore black dress with ruffled front
  • Posed with celebrities including Katherine Jenkins and Samantha Cameron

Sarah Ferguson looked chic in black on Wednesday evening as she attended the Lady Garden Gala with stars including Dame Joan Collins.

The Duchess of York, 60, looked in good spirits as she posed with celebrities  including Katherine Jenkins and Samantha Cameron at the Gala in London's Claridge's Hotel.

Sarah, who is a honorary chairwoman of the event, wore a black sparkly dress with a ruffled front, and paired it with a black clutch.

Yesterday her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, shared a family photo of them on Instagram, to mark her 60th birthday.

The Duchess of York, 60, looked in good spirits as she posed with celebrities including Katherine Jenkins and Samantha Cameron (right)at the Gala in London's Claridge's Hotel

The Duchess of York, 60, looked in good spirits as she posed with celebrities including Katherine Jenkins and Samantha Cameron (right)at the Gala in London's Claridge's Hotel

Pictured: Jenny Halpern Prince, Sally Wood, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Katherine Jenkins, Dame Joan Collins and Tamara Beckwith at the the Lady Garden Gala at Claridge's Hotel

Pictured: Jenny Halpern Prince, Sally Wood, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Katherine Jenkins, Dame Joan Collins and Tamara Beckwith at the the Lady Garden Gala at Claridge's Hotel

Dancing Queen! The Duchess of York looked delight to have a boogie with Jenny Halpern Prince at the Gala

Dancing Queen! The Duchess of York looked delight to have a boogie with Jenny Halpern Prince at the Gala

The Duchess wore the black floor length gown, which had a slit up the side with black heels and a silver patterned necklace. 

Katherine Jenkins also looked stunning at the event, wearing a glittering blue dress which was sheer to the floor. While Dame Joan Collins wore a off the shoulder black dress and a statement necklace. 

Samantha Cameron was also at the event, dressed more casually in a blue patterned top and black velvet trousers. 

The biennial event helps raise funds for The Lady Garden Foundation. 

Birthday cake! Two waiters bought out cake, atop with many sparklers, to the mother-of-two as the gala fell the same week as her 60th birthday

Birthday cake! Two waiters bought out cake, atop with many sparklers, to the mother-of-two as the gala fell the same week as her 60th birthday

Joan Collins wore a off the shoulder black dress and a statement necklace to the gala on Wednesday night.

Joan Collins wore a off the shoulder black dress and a statement necklace to the gala on Wednesday night.

The Duchess wore the black floor length gown, which had a slit up the side with black heels and a silver patterned necklace

The Duchess wore the black floor length gown, which had a slit up the side with black heels and a silver patterned necklace

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York (second left), joined Giorgio Veroni (left),  Dame Joan Collins (second right) and  Made in Chelsea star Mark-Francis Vandelli at the star-studded event

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York (second left), joined Giorgio Veroni (left),  Dame Joan Collins (second right) and  Made in Chelsea star Mark-Francis Vandelli at the star-studded event

Singer Ella Eyre sported a causal cool look while soprano Ktherine Jenkins look radiant in a deep blue gown

Singer Ella Eyre sported a causal cool look while soprano Ktherine Jenkins look radiant in a deep blue gown

The Duke of York posted a selection of unseen images yesterday on his Instagram to mark the Duchesses birthday - including a family snap of himself and the duchess with their daughters Beatrice and Eugenie and both their partners at this year's Trooping The Colour.

Sharing her gratitude for all the well wishes she received, Sarah took to her own Instagram page to share a picture of herself handing an award to David Attenborough, with the caption: 'Thank you all for the birthday messages! This is one of the highlights of my life.'

 While used her birthday to shine a light on her volunteering work with two never-before-seen snaps.

She shared two photos of herself meeting young people during an overseas trip, and although she did not give a location, it's believed the images were taken in South Asia.

Katherine Jenkins and Dame Joan Collins also attended the Lady Garden Gala 2019 at Claridge's Hotel

Katherine Jenkins and Dame Joan Collins also attended the Lady Garden Gala 2019 at Claridge's Hotel

The Duke of York shared shared an unseen family photo from this year's Trooping The Colour at Buckingham Palace. Fergie is seen standing proudly alongside her ex-husband, her daughter Beatrice and partner Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, and her daughter Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank

The Duke of York shared shared an unseen family photo from this year's Trooping The Colour at Buckingham Palace. Fergie is seen standing proudly alongside her ex-husband, her daughter Beatrice and partner Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, and her daughter Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank

Another picture shows Sarah, Duchess of York being surrounded by children in Sierra Leone

Another picture shows Sarah, Duchess of York being surrounded by children in Sierra Leone

In the snaps, which she captioned 'colourful moments', the Duchess can be seen wearing a purple sari with a garland of flowers around her neck and a traditional bindi on her forehead, while posing next to a smiling girl.

In a second image, she's wearing the same outfit with the fabric draped over her head as she shakes hands with a young boy.

The duchess's 60th comes just weeks after the delighted Yorks jointly announced the news of Beatrice's engagement to property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

Andrew has, however, faced a storm of controversy in recent months over his links to paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein.

The ex-wife of the Duke of York and the mother of princesses Beatrice and Eugenie wasunderstood to be marking her milestone quietly with family and friends.

Sarah Ferguson looks chic in black as she attends the Lady Garden Gala

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