Mother of Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, Duchess of York and one of the rebel ones of the British monarchy Sarah Ferguson, recently spoke about Princess Diana and her thoughts about how the Princess of Wales would have reacted when knowing the wives of their sons, Prince Harry and Prince William.
Sarah Ferguson, also known as 'Fergie' spoke recently to PEOPLE Magazine and opened up her heart on what she thought Princess Diana would have said about their daughters-in-law. Just to refresh your mind, Prince William married his college paramour in 2011, Kate Middleton. While Prince Harry married the American actress Meghan Markle in 2018.
"If she were sitting with me right now, I know she would say, 'I am so proud of both of my boys and the wonderful wives they have chosen,'" Ferguson said about the duchesses. "She would be very proud of her sons and their wives because each has got her own voice." The Duchess of York then went on noting that Lady Di would probably be as infatuated as she is with her grandchildren. "And she would be just like me, obsessed with her grandchildren. Because that's what she loved. Diana adored my girls. She adored the boys. This would be her haven. Her heaven." William and Kate share three children together—Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis—while Harry and Meghan have two kids—Archie Harrison and Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
Fergie, who after her divorce, has been dedicating her life to write books, says that she and Diana were friends since young but that the media, as usual, tried to make them enemies. "We were best friends from when she was 14 and I was 15," says the Duchess, "In the '80s, it was Diana looking beautiful, and there was fat, frumpy Fergie," In fact, the scrutiny that faced Sarah was more than outrageous because the media labeled her as "Duchess of Pork" "We were just there for people to make a lot of money. At the time we both didn't realize that," she adds,
However, with all of these experiences, Sarah Ferguson recalls that Diana was the one to tend her hand. “She taught me so much of public life," says Ferguson. "She was so brave. We used to have the most incredible time together. We were positioned as saint and sinner. And the most important thing was to remain robust together, and we did, no matter what anyone wrote."
And among those extraordinary things, the Duchess of York recalls the one advice Lady D gave her. “Diana and I both had our own mental health issues, and she and I used to talk," recalls the Duchess. "She said, 'Fergie, remember one thing: When you're at the top of the pedestal, it's so easy to fall off. And you're at the bottom. You just climb up.'"