The pair were reported to have date for two years At the beginning of March it was rumoured that Sarah had been left "devastated" after their relationship came to an end, however they made a joint appearance at a private auction for Sarah's children's charity in London earlier this month, suggesting that they remain good friends.Manuel has been a keen supporter of Sarah's children's charity in recent years, and channels ten per cent of profits from his internet venture v Voosh through a charitable foundation that supports various causes including Children in Crisis.The insider added: "The last year has been a difficult one for Sarah.
Multi-millionaire magnates, private equity whizz kids, Swiss financiers — Ms York holds court with them all.
Yet to anyone not among Ms York’s party who happens to be enjoying a cocktail in the Library Bar when she is in situ, this vivacious entrepreneur might look rather familiar.
The pair made a glamorous couple at various events throughout the last year, including the Cannes Film Festival, a black tie gala at London's Natural History Museum and the wedding of Sir Bob Geldof to Jeanne Marine.
The businessman was even introduced to Sarah's daughter Princess Beatrice, and accompanied the mother-daughter duo to a motor race meeting in Battersea in the summer.
Sarah has focused a lot of attention on her charity work in recent weeks and was honoured for her philanthropic work at the Starlite children's charity gala in Mexico City earlier this month.
The Duchess was joined at the exclusive event by Antonio Banderas, and spoke of her devotion to helping those less fortunate than herself.Last month she curtseyed to the Queen and Prince Philip at Royal Ascot, although she watched the races from a separate balcony next to the royal box.The 56-year-old continued, "I'm the ambassador for his new lifestyle app, v Voosh, which is launching this year." Manuel added that he and the Duchess have "always been friends." CLICK TO VIEW FULL GALLERY Sarah Ferguson has said she is "just friends" with Manuel Fernandez While Sarah and Manuel never confirmed their relationship, they were rumoured to have been dating after being introduced through mutual friends in early 2014. "She's been very tearful and weepy." Sarah and Manuel in May 2015.(Photo Credit: Getty Images) The two have allegedly been dating since 2014 after being introduced by a mutual friend.CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY Sarah, Duchess of York and Prince Andrew married 30 years ago last Saturday A source explained to the: "She and Andrew were going to spend time together in the evening on Saturday to mark their anniversary, and Andrew invited her along to Ascot to enjoy the day.