Sarah, Duchess of York is showing all the love and admiration for her former mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II, no matter that she is divorced, Fergie reveals she still feels like part of the family thanks to the monarch.
On the most recent episode of the Tea with Twiggy podcast, Sarah Ferguson talked about her first published novel 'Her Heart For a Compass,' and obviously, the chat changed a little bit its course and she expressed her admiration for Queen Elizabeth II, the mother of her ex-husband Prince Andrew, and called her the 'greatest mentor' noting that she is the only one who believes in her.
"I think to myself that honestly, my mother-in-law has been more of a mother to me than my mother," she said. Fergie's mom, Susan Barrantes left the family when she was a child to move to Argentina with a new husband, professional polo player Héctor Barrantes. She died in a car crash in 1998, so it's safe to say that the reason the Duchess of York said this is very palpable. In fact, Fergie has previously talked about how the absence of her own mother influenced her on how to be a mom to Eugenie and Beatrice “Having not had my own mother around, I’ve always been determined to be a very present mother with my children, and I know Eugenie will be the same with hers,” she said previously.
Continuing with the recent interview, Fergie then added all the characteristics that made Queen Elizabeth someone so admirable. "I absolutely admire the incredible way Her Majesty is so modern ... and how flexible, and how understanding, and how forgiving and how generous," she said. “And kind. I absolutely think there is no greater mentor. The consistency of Her Majesty has been a great honor. A huge honor. Makes me want to cry.”
Indeed, it looks like Sarah Ferguson and Queen Elizabeth have a bond since it was revealed that just days ago the Duchess and her daughter Eugenie joined the Duke of York at the royal family's estate, Balmoral Castle, in Scotland where the queen is spending the rest of the summer. The reunion occurred just a few days after Virginia Giuffre filed a lawsuit alleging she was sexually abused by Prince Andrew. The case alleges that the royal engaged in sexual acts without her consent, knowing how old she was and "that she was a sex-trafficking victim," the BBC reported at the time. The case noted that the "extreme and outrageous conduct" continues to cause Giuffre "significant emotional and psychological distress and harm." "Twenty years ago Prince Andrew's wealth, power, position, and connections enabled him to abuse a frightened, vulnerable child with no one there to protect her," the documents continued. "It is long past the time for him to be held to account."