British royal Sarah Ferguson has denied rumours she and her ex-husband Prince Andrew are rekindling their romance 17 years after their divorce.

The Duchess of York hit back at speculation suggesting the pair is considering a remarriage, insisting the gossip is untrue.

Her spokesman tells Britain's The Sun newspaper that Ferguson and the prince maintain a "strong relationship for their kids" but they are not romantically involved.

The royals sparked rumours after Ferguson attended Queen Elizabeth Ii's Scottish retreat Balmoral earlier this month (Aug13).

Prince Andrew and his former wife, who share daughters Princess Beatrice, 25, and Princess Eugenie, 23, divorced in 1996.