Sarah Ferguson on Prince Andrew: ‘I believe that he’s a kind, good man’

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This surprises me – Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, covers the latest issue of People Magazine. Decades before Prince Harry married an American actress, Fergie and Princess Diana were well-loved figures in America. Diana more than Fergie, but Americans and American media treated Fergie better than the people in her own country. But I also thought that the American media had kind of moved on from Fergie’s dramas and messes. She’s a catastrophe. But I think People Mag is trying to repackage her story as someone who has lived and learned, as opposed to someone who has been messy for decades and keeps getting chances to f–k up. Some highlights from this People cover story:

Fergie at 61: “It’s like I’ve gotten out of my own way. I’ve really become Sarah. The Duchess is there. Good old Fergie’s there too. But Sarah is authentically present.”

Her debut novel, Her Heart for a Compass. It’s a sweeping coming-of-age story due August 3 about one of her ancestors, Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott. “In researching her, I found out more about my own DNA, and I found that resilience and courage and sense of hope and optimism. I am a full-blown Celtic redhead, and that comes with a great enthusiasm for life, great spontaneity, and also — you just fight on.”

She yearns for calm: “When you have a sense of humor and you’re a redhead, everyone takes you for a big hurricane. But sometimes, you don’t always want to be the storm.”

A mention of Jeffrey Epstein: In the past year, she found herself at the center of several storms: Like millions of people around the world, she lost a close friend to COVID-19 and experienced the isolation of the pandemic. She has also continued to weather the fallout from ex-husband Andrew’s association with American financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, which led to Andrew’s announcement in 2019 that he would be stepping back from royal duty. (He has denied any wrongdoing as well as any knowledge of Epstein’s crimes.) Of Andrew, says the Duchess, “Whatever challenges he has, I will stand firm to the co-parenters that we are together . . . I believe that he’s a kind, good man, and he’s been a fabulous father to the girls.”

Her authentic self. “I have to be aware that trying to be perfect is no longer necessary, and that actually being Sarah is just enough.”

[From People]

I was curious to see if People would get Fergie on the record about anything involving Epstein and Andrew, so I’m glad they at least broached the subject. You know? They could have just white-washed it, because I doubt the bulk of People’s readership would have cared. For whatever record, though, Fergie was involved with Epstein too. While Epstein provided trafficked teenage girls for Andrew on a number of occasions, let’s also be clear that Epstein was involved with both Andrew and Fergie financially. He even lent/gave money to Fergie. And not only that, Fergie has spent years trying to “help” Andrew rehabilitate his image, so much so that her friends have gone around smearing Andrew and Epstein’s victims. F–k this woman.

Also, how many fresh starts and “new Fergies” does this woman get? I bet she’s still severely in debt and I have no doubt that Beatrice and Eugenie and their husbands are being dragged into her financial messes constantly.

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Cover courtesy of People, additional photos courtesy of Fergie’s social media, Avalon Red.

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  1. Tessa says:

    How embarrassing. She needs to stop seeking the limelight. And Andrew is apparently showcased in the article. One issue I will not buy not that I buy People anymore. And OK, she uses her title on the cover of her new book and plugs her book. LOL.

    • Esmerelda says:

      There were rumors (here on CB too) that Andrew was hatching a cunning comeback plan… I guess this is it! And it apparently hinges on “Fergie speaking in public!”: what could possibly go wrong?

      PS: that’s why Charles is peevishly dumping on the Wessexes, Mummy made him swallow dear Andy’s comeback plan, and Charlie needs some outlet for his frustration.

      PPS: they’re still selling Diana with absolutely no shame.

      • Yes and yes and yes, Kaiser, Tessa, and Esmerelda. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Fergie’s had her 3 strikes as far as I’m concerned. She’s out with me.And as to the Epstein issue, both ‘Duchess Sarah’ and Andrew were knee deep with Epstein….who’s she trying to kid?

        PS. It must drive Sophie up the pole whenever Fergie refers to herself as a duchess. 😎

    • Killfanora says:

      Always seeking ways of making money = seeking the limelight. And creepily always referring to herself in the third person somewhere in every single interview. Sarah the Duchess. Sarah the loving mother. Sarah the supportive ex. Sarah the red-head. Sarah the real person…..sadly I don’t think she actually knows who Sarah the real person is anymore.

  2. Jo73c says:

    I believe that he’s a kind, good man = I believe he still has a line of credit I can get a share of.

    • Murphy says:

      And she thinks it endears herself to the Queen (which it probably does but that’s also an unfortunate situation)

    • Tessa says:

      I hope the Queen is wise to her. She did invite her to ONE event that involved Bea and Eugenie (this aside from her attending their weddings. I don’t think HM and Fergie are close.

      • Ally says:

        Why do you think the queen cares about Sarah’s morality when the queen has protected Andrew and he’s usually described as her favorite? The queen is not some beacon of morality. The opposite, in fact. I can’t believe I’m still hearing this propaganda uncritically repeated when we just saw the queens statue pulled down by Indigenous protestors in Canada because of the murder of hundreds, probably thousands, of Indigenous children. Little bloody handprints all over.

      • molly says:

        Pre-pandemic, Fergie was back at Ascot, Balmoral, lunching with HM and Meghan, and at Harry’s wedding. All at the approval of the queen. Add in the wedding of her own daughters, and she was definitely on the cusp of royal reentry.

        Who knows how the queen feels personally about Fergie, but she’s at least blindly loyal enough to Andrew to let Fergie hang around.

      • Tessa says:

        It’s a pity that she does this. I understood though that Harry and Meghan invited Fergie to the wedding. Not the Queen. Harry is friendly with Eugenie and maybe he extended the invite for that reason.

      • Jan says:

        Not true, the Queen loves Fergie after all her disasters, and have helped her out financially over the years.
        Philip could not stand her but the Queen went around Philip and kept contact.
        Meghan said she and Harry was at the Royal Lodge and the Queen popped in and Fergie taught her how to curtsy.

  3. Maria says:

    As Kaiser states, she says this because Epstein gave her money too.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Let’s also not forget the fact that she was caught red-handed selling access to Andrew as well!! These people have the morals of a toad.

  4. Digital Unicorn says:

    Yeah, who is bankrolling me and letting me live with him rent free. She is nothing but a shameless grifter, just like the rest of the RF.

    I wonder if they will get married again in a few years – Philip hated her and is rumoured that if it wasn’t for that Andrew would have never divorced her or remarried her years ago.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      That was my first thought, that this interview is a trial to see public reaction to her being associated with the firm again, they started out with a gentler audience of People magazine and then will slowly progress into UK media. A slow roll out now that Philip is dead, of course that also means she can’t testify against Andrew if it ever gets to court (it won’t but better safe than locked up as the abuser you are)

      • Tessa says:

        Public reaction may be the unsold issues. People does not have a letters to the editor section anymore.

    • Becks1 says:

      Exactly, of course she thinks he’s a good, kind man – I think he’s still fully funding her lifestyle in one way or another.

  5. Murphy says:

    Wow. This cover was a CHOICE. (not the cover itself, it’s a decent picture but just the whole statement of giving her the cover when she’s loudly proclaimed herself chained to a sinking pedophile ship)

    • SnoodleDumpling says:

      I wouldn’t call it a decent picture, they photoshopped her to the point that it looks like someone selected all her facial features and shrunk them and then plopped that back on her face.

    • The Recluse says:

      For a ghastly moment I thought I was looking at the old Spitting Images puppet of her.

  6. Amy Bee says:

    I was very surprised to see Fergie on the cover. But maybe I shouldn’t because the editor of People is a British guy. My question is do these covers with British royals on it still sell?

  7. Tessa says:

    I think the remarriage to Andrew ship has long ago sailed. Considering his behavior. They were not apparently “true” to one another.

  8. Eurydice says:

    A billion years ago, when I was in NYC visiting the designer collections at Bergdorf’s, I saw the sales staff rushing back and forth carrying heaps and heaps of clothing. Fergie had just left, having spent two hours trying on everything in the department and throwing them all into a pile on the dressing room floor. She left without buying anything. That’s all I’ve got on Fergie, and all I need.

  9. Mac says:

    What co-parenting are they doing? Their kids are adults.

  10. Sofia says:

    I will give it to Fergie for always hustling and trying to make whatever buck she can however she can. Yes it’s because she’s got no money, therefore it’s a need for her but she always manages to get a project/deal no matter what.

    If she had an ounce of money management skills, she would have been set for life years ago.

  11. Kelly says:

    She’s as much of a bottom dweller as he is and always has been. They are perfect for each other.

  12. Beach Dreams says:

    That British editor is really tanking People’s reputation. Anyone know if their quarterly royal supplement is doing well?

    • Tessa says:

      I see a lot of unsold royal supplements on the newsstands and People magazines don’t fly off the shelves anymore.

  13. mellie says:

    How embarrassing….she must have zero conscience. She must need the $$ pretty badly. Disgusting excuse for a human.

  14. Tessa says:

    It is annoying when Andrew and Fergie fans slam the young women who were trafficked and proclaim Andrew “innocent” until proven guilty. Horrible.

  15. Renee says:

    Just curious….did she get to keep her title after the divorce?

    • Lady Digby says:

      Yes and she will only lose said title if she remarries anyone other than Andrew. There has always been talk of their remarriage after Philip’s death but until Ghislaine trial is out of the way that is unlikely. Also it won’t change anything for them as Charles won’t reinstate either as working royals as he considers both beyond the pale.

  16. Eh says:


  17. Woke says:

    Well she doesn’t really have a choice, he’s the father of her children, she need the money and the security that come from that. So even if she thought the worst of him she would never say so publicly.

  18. Robin says:

    Believe away, Sarah. This man is your cash cow and entrance into society. You also used Epstein money to pay off some debts. You’re up to your middle in it, lady.

  19. Lowrider says:

    People mag needs a new editor.

  20. Paperclip says:

    “Whatever challenges he has, I will stand firm to the co-parenters that we are together . . . I believe that he’s a kind, good man, and he’s been a fabulous paycheck.” There, fixed it for her.

  21. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    Believe as you will, Sarah-
    The rest of us know he’s a pedophile.

    • TEALIEF says:

      @NOTSOSOCIALBUTTERFLY ^^^This! He’s a paedophile, a lecher, and a sweaty, dodgy liar. The rest of us know it and so does Sarah.

  22. Harper says:

    Fergie lives in Royal Lodge. Meghan met Fergie at Sunday lunch with the Queen. Yes, I think the Fergie as a Royal rollout is starting in the post-Philip era. It’s three months after his passing away … no time to waste in reestablishing her presence. Just in time for TOB, as he will need someone new to throw under his bus.

  23. Lala11_7 says:

    She’s amoral…her Ex is amoral …period!

  24. Mel says:

    I don’t know, if I were Andrew’s lawyer I would have told her to not answer ANY questions about that.

  25. My3cents says:

    The only good thing I can say about her is at least she didn’t say it was what Philip would have wanted.

  26. Miranda says:

    No no no! When your ex or close friend turns out to be a monster, and you can’t avoid the inevitable questions, the proper response is ALWAYS this: “I’m shocked by what I’m hearing, and all I can say is that that’s not the man I know.” Of course the more cynical among us will immediately see right through that bullshit non-denial, but the gullible tabloid press and its readership will take it at face value and report that you were blindsided and treat you as another victim of your monstrous ex/friend. This will distract them from digging around and finding out that you’re in pretty deep with some unsavory characters yourself.

  27. Val says:

    These people really don’t age well. That’s all I’ve got!

  28. Kviby says:

    « A full-blown Celtic redhead, and that comes with a great enthusiasm for life, great spontaneity, and also — you just fight on.” Sounds like horoscope level BS

    • SnoodleDumpling says:

      It’s just the standard redhead stereotype with a positive spin. The standard version is ‘vivacious (intentional sexual connotations there), mercurial, stubborn/ill-tempered’. ‘Fiery’ in other words.

      It also happens to be the standard ‘Celtic’ stereotype (Irish & Scottish are interchangeable for this), just need to add ‘lazy’ for Irish or ‘cheap’ for Scottish.

      I would say it comes off as the standard low-level microaggression the English use everyday towards their neighbors…except Wales, because nobody remembers they exist.

  29. Merricat says:

    A “good, kind man” who raped underage girls. Shut up, Sarah.

  30. Catherine says:

    What is people magazine doing? How did anyone think this was a good idea?!?! And the fact that they are trying to use “her memories. of Diana” as a selling point is just gross.

  31. Ally says:

    My god, her expression, it looks like she is sneering. Her hair looks fabulous. Her heart is still ashes.

  32. Snuffles says:

    Here is the sad thing about this family. I jokingly refer to them as the Welfare Royals but that’s what they essentially are. Only a handful of them hold the purse strings or have any independent wealth. The rest are dependent on the benevolence of the Queen or Charles.

    Most are raised to depend on this system and never learned how to operate outside of it. And when they run out of money or want more of it, many like Fergie, Andrew, end up running shady, unethical or possibly illegal scams where they abuse the system.

    It’s a vicious circle. Meghan and Harry were smart to break out of it.

  33. Lori says:

    So thats the duchess that People has decided to thrown in with? Christ, whats next, an advise column from Lady Colin Campbell?

  34. Truthiness says:

    She was involved on her own with Epstein and was revealed to be a source of anti-Meghan garbage to blind item websites. I don’t trust Sarah or Andrew as far as I could throw them. Where did the money come from for that $18M Swiss chalet? Or Andrew’s new Bentley?

  35. AmyB says:

    I don’t follow the Royal Family to the extent of knowing extensive details about all of them, but I did pay attention to all of the Prince Harry and Megan exit. And of course Prince Andrew’s connections to the vile and disgusting Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. The Royal Family is simply toxic AF, and as other people have said, Harry and Megan did the best thing by separating themselves from it. These people have no moral compass, and it’s literally disgusting to me. Fergie describing Andrew as a “kind, good man” GTFOH

    I still can’t really understand why Andrew has not been investigated for the rape and sexual assault allegations that women have made (when they were minors), but I guess it’s a jurisdiction issue??? It is so disheartening to see people with wealth and power get away with horrible crimes (Donald Trump, Prince Andrew, even Epstein avoided much for most of his life). Look how long it took for Harvey Weinstein to get justice, and F**KING rapist Bill Cosby was just released from jail on a procedural technicality. So depressing.

  36. Snappyfish says:

    “I believe he is a kind good man” says the grifting con woman.

    Birds of a feather do seem to flock together

  37. Carmen-JamRock says:

    Are you still a “co-parenter” when your children are grown-assed, married-with-kids adults???
    And howcome there was not one mention of her 1.5 grandkids???? Why mention only “the girls” when what she (and PeDrew) have are: 2 adult children; 2 sons-in-law; and 1.5 grandkids? Exactly when was this interview done……..before Eugenie got married in 2018? LMAO

    • Carmen-JamRock says:

      Just adding to my comment…..I think I know why fergie doesnt mention her sons-in-law: do you recall, bk in Dec 2020, the Yorks posted a family pic (PeDrew, Fergie, Beatrice and husband-to-be) with the chinese ambassador & wife at the chinese embassy? It caused a bit of an uproar as persons felt that betty was sneakily trying to shovel PeDrew back onto the royal stage.

      Anyhooo……I subsequently read somewhere that fergie had got her sons-in-law to fund a new airy-fairy project of hers. Then the next thing we heard was that the sons-in-law had pulled out of the project. I strongly believe that since then, fergie has been giving them the cold shoulder.

  38. Jaded says:

    As Coco Chanel one said “Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes the face you have at thirty. But at fifty you get the face you deserve.” Fergie truly has the face she deserves.

  39. keroppi says:

    And I believe that that is your natural face, Sarah!

  40. SusanRagain says:

    Who on planet Earth cares what BS Fergie is yapping on about?
    All I looked at was the cover and pic of Fergie = Barf!

    As if she and Di were ever chummy!! They were not great gfs.
    They bonded for a bit because they both married into the fishbowl life of The Firm.

    Diana, at her worst is/was worth 100 Fergies.

  41. Plums says:

    Their daughters are grown and married and have families of their own. There is just not any reason on god’s green earth for this ex-royal to be living rent free with her ex-husband in one of the most lavish, palatial crown estates anymore. total grifter.

  42. MsIam says:

    Have a seat Fergie. Take note of what’s happening to Ed and Sophie. Fergie may think she’s out of Charles’ reach but she’s not.

  43. Missy says:

    I’m shocked but not shocked that the dailyfail has no headline of her defence of Andrew or the use of her title in a commercial endeavour but yet has a dumb non story about Priyanka chopra that they managed to put Meghan markle’s name in. Just wow. WOW!!

  44. MsGnomer says:

    Someone make it stop. 🤮

  45. Carty says:

    I feel sorry for her girls. That’s all I got

  46. kelleybelle says:

    A pompous ass who lied throughout that interview he gave about Epstein and Maxwell? Please.

  47. Sundaygal says:

    Glad they pretty much excluded Fergie from The Crown last season. Inconsequential then and now.