Sarah Ferguson is ‘thrilled’ to see ‘Harry so happy… he deserves to be loved’

Sarah Ferguson is on a book tour in New York this week to promote her latest historical romance. She stopped by Good Morning America in a segment which aired Tuesday, and after she spoke about her book, she gave even more quotes about the Windsors, how much she adores and respects King Charles, and how much she likes the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

After QEII’s death, she “feels liberated”: “It’s like I’ve taken the mental shackles out of my brain. I don’t know whether it’s the queen passing on that I now think I can just sort of say openly what I want to say without worrying I’m going to offend somebody. I’m really truly authentic Sarah now.”

On the Chubbly: She also still believes in the “absolute unequivocal institution of the monarchy” and is looking forward to her former brother-in-law King Charles’s coronation in May. “I totally support the King and the Queen Consort…I’ve known them all my life,” she said, although she added that she’s not sure whether or not she will be invited to the big event. The duchess added that she has “adored” Charles all her life and believes “he is an extraordinary person.”

On Harry: “What I’m thrilled about is seeing Harry so happy. He’s got his lovely wife and he’s got beautiful children. He deserves to be loved.”

[From VF]

She’s also said (a few times) that she hasn’t been invited to the coronation but she adds that the invitations haven’t gone out yet. It sounds like she’s prepared to sit at home and eat a sandwich during the coronation. She also says that if Diana was still here, the two of them would be having a “granny-off,” and that Diana would be immensely proud of her grandchildren. Of course, she also says tons of sh-t about Prince Andrew. My favorite part is when she says outright that QEII told her to keep writing – she’s practically giving her books the royal warrant.

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  1. Lolo86lf says:

    I just love her vibes. She is radiating candor and goodwill. King Charles should send her an invitation as Sarah has done nothing against the English monarchy.

    • Tessa says:

      She borrowed money from shady Epstein. She should be more low key talking about Andrew under the circumstances.

      • Sam says:

        Just because she’s suddenly talking well about Meghan and Harry, you shouldn’t forget how many bad things she’s been and is in… Personally, I don’t like her very much.
        My guess: eugenie is lilibets godmother and that’s why sarah wants to put herself on good terms with M+H. But who knows..

      • FC says:

        @Sam let’s be real, she’s trying to sell books. Harry has sold millions of Spare, and she’s kindly name dropping him to capture some of his market. It’s simple, and smart.

      • Mary Pester says:

        And took cash for access to Andrew

    • Truthiness says:

      If you think she’s done nothing against the monarchy you should review Beatrice’s 18th birthday photos. Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, and Harvey Weinstein attended the royal shindig. Two of them are in jail now while Epstein died in jail. Epstein wanted young girls and how many of Beatrice’s young friends were invited to this? People knew, at the time, and Fergie was caught on tape accepting money. Ugh.

  2. Zut Alors says:

    I give her credit for aging naturally and not going the Madonna route.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      Sarah is not under the same kind of pressure as Madonna is. Madonna is one of the biggest stars in the music industry and clearly she is having a hard time letting go of her youth because we expect her to be young forever. We are the ones who make them (stars) feel like they are not allowed to age with dignity.

      • SarahLee says:

        No, we don’t expect them to be young forever. Seriously. Don’t put Madonna’s issues onto her fans.

      • equality says:

        @SarahLee Agree. Look at those like Betty White who manage to age gracefully.

      • Mel says:

        No one aside from Madonna and her fans who think of her in an unrealistic manner expects her to be young forever. Don’t blame people for her being unable to handle getting older.

      • Dutch says:

        Slow your roll there. Someone whose last top 10 song was in 2008 and last charted song was in 2009 is not currently one of the biggest stars in music. Her 2023 tour is not sold out and she’s playing arenas and not football stadiums like Taylor Swift and Beyoncé. Any pressure to stay youthful looking comes mostly from Madge’s own mind.

      • Seraphina says:

        @Dutch, while I see your point – Madonna is MADONNA. She is still a power player due to what she did and she will always have name power so that makes her a big star even today. That fact cannot be taken away from her.
        She is a paved the way for many women and ushered in a new era of music. Seeing her roll around singing Like a Virgin ….. Touched for the very first time – was very very controversial back then. Madonna every pissed of the Catholic Church – at least three times which I can recall. She is a music icon and still has power in the industry – let’s not kid ourselves.
        Now, I do not agree with what she has done to her face and while I agree it’s all in Madge’s mind – I sympathize with what aging does to the body and the mind.

  3. ThatsNotOkay says:

    She also said weird sh*t about how being a people pleaser and bottling things up contributed to her mental decline, but then tells her daughters to always smile because no one wants to see a grumpy princess. That’s good advice there, Sarah.

    • Shawna says:

      That’s part of the multigenerational trauma, though, isn’t it? It would be so much better if she got enough help to realize when she was molding her daughters to submit to it, but that so often doesn’t happen. My mom and MIL are both like that with weight: they were hounded by their mothers about weight, but they still don’t stop throwing shade on my weight/my husband’s weight.

  4. Ariel says:

    I don’t think of fergie as a genius, but she is head and shoulders and miles above the windsors in understanding American audiences. She’s not so insulated and mentally dim that she only plays to racist British people.
    Good for her, she’s a grifter. She’s gotta sell product and suck up to king chuckles.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      Maybe King Charles was not horrible to her like he was to Diana but this is out of my scope of knowledge. I know many people who comment here are quite knowledgeable about the current English family and so I learn from their posts.

      • Tessa says:

        Sarah fell out of favor with Charles. Charles was impressed with Sarah early on when he told Diana she should be more like sarah.

    • UNCDancer says:

      Agree. She is very shrewd. She knows her audience and is walking that line very carefully. It’s more adept/agile hustle than the rest of those grifters.

      • Dutch says:

        She is trying to sell books here so she’s employing the old Michael Jordan philosophy of “Republicans buy sneakers too.” She’s not trying to alienate anyone.

    • Becks1 says:

      Yeah, everything else aside, she knows her audience here. And she clearly sees the writing on the wall in terms of the anti-Sussex people and isn’t going that route (and of course, she also probably does have genuine fondness for H&M, who invited her to their wedding and who have been so supportive of and close to Eugenie.)

      • BothSidesNow says:

        True @ Becks1!! Sarah know her audience and is here to sell books bottom line. Sarah sees Harry and Meghan in a different light as they have treated with kindness and inclusivity which she hasn’t had for decades. Sarah also has an inside track of Harry and Meghan from a different perspective, Eugenie.

        Sarah has suffered greatly from the press for years so she has insight to see the brutality that is heaped upon Meghan ad nauseam, but not to the same extreme nor faced racism.

  5. Tessa says:

    She still feels obligated to flatter c and c.

    • HarryforLife says:

      You’re right. But I truly love the use of Consort every single time she refers to Camilla. Like we said, we will soon see two camps, the people who call Camilla Queen and the ones who insist on the Consort because we allllll seee you Queen Side Piece. Does make me enjoy her comments more.

    • Pumpkin (Was Sofia) says:

      Because she wants to be in the royal fringes and can only do so if Andrew is in. And Andrew is only in if Charles continues keeping him in. So if Charles gets mad, she loses whatever royal she has left.

  6. Normades says:

    She’s talking out of both sides of her mouth. She definitely doesn’t want to fall out with Chuck but she wants to appeal to team H&M too.

    • Naomi says:

      Agreed. Just because Fergie said some nice things about H&M doesn’t take away from the fact that her finances are shady as hell, she defends her sexual predator ex-husband with her whole chest, and just generally is not known to have much of a moral compass. Do I give her credit for seeming to have raised her daughters well? yes. Do I give her credit for being the most royal-adjacent person to say something nice publicly about H&M? Sort of– because she knows who her audience is, she knows how popular H&M are in the US, and she’s a huckster who knows better than to insult the people you need for money and relevancy.

      I don’t get why people here who criticize her all the time for andrew stuff are falling over themselves to praise her now. she doesn’t get kudos for doing the bare minimum, which is acknowledge that your nephew & niece-in-law deserve a happy life. and, again, she enables & defends a sexual predator.

      • Snuffles says:

        No one is saying that. It’s just that royal PR standards are SO low, we are stunned when any of them display common sense and diplomacy.

      • MipMip says:

        Agreed. We are all constantly amazed at how bad the RF’s PR normally is and Fergie is a very shrewd PR person. The RF should listen to her instincts but we know that will never happen. What Fergie manages to do is inject some humility into her statements, the rest of the RF would never.

        I think the appreciation for her comes from recognizing that she is a survivor. She’s somehow managed to survive is that awful system for decades, like a royal cockroach. There’s a bit of grudging respect there since we know how hard it is to survive there. BUT a large part of her survival has come at the cost of others, like Epstein’s victims.

  7. Tessa says:

    Did she adore Charles all her life. Really. I hope she did not say this to Diana when she was badly treated by c and c.

  8. Noki says:

    What is she saying that the Queen was the reason she didn’t speak her mind?

  9. MSTJ says:

    Sarah: “It’s like I’ve taken the mental shackles out of my brain. I don’t know whether it’s the queen passing on that I now think I can just sort of say openly what I want to say without worrying I’m going to offend somebody. I’m really truly authentic Sarah now.”

    All I’ll say is, Prince Harry has paved the way for a Sarah Ferguson comeback. She’s enjoying the ride. I hope she doesn’t squander the money this time around.

  10. DouchesOfCornwall says:

    Sarah is a no threat upbeat positive person and always was, although she has done some shady things. I can imagine why because they probably had her stuck begging for cash and trying to break her too like they did everyone else. I love that she says she love charles but, keeps the consort in calling camilla, always brings up diana and harry and meg in a positive way. She knows what she’s doing

  11. Feeshalori says:

    It looks like she took a tumble, her left leg has two bruises and one is a nasty scab. You have to be so careful with falling after a certain age. And I do like her shade about calling Camilla queen consort and constantly mentioning Diana.

    • Pam says:

      I know…In one picture she had a rip in her pantyhose. Hopefully she’s not constantly falling down. I tend to agree with what people are saying. I think she wants to support H&M, but on the other hand she wants to stay on Charles and Camilla’s good side. She and Andrew could go live in that place she just bought, but I’m sure that would be a security nightmare for Andrew (not that I’m weeping over this – he belongs in this country being interrogated by the FBI).

    • Jennifer says:

      Yeah, I noticed that too….she looks like me tripping over stuff :/ Probably would have tried to hide it, it looks ouchy.

  12. jgerber says:

    As problematic as she is in so many matters, she is dead-on right and playing this perfectly extending grace and compassion for the Sussexes. Sure, she’s shady, but she’s much smarter than Kate, Will, Charles and Camilla.

  13. Whyforthelove says:

    Good Lord the royals should pay her to teach them how to be vaguely appealing. She is such a train wreck, but my Lord she is so much better than her former “in-laws at sounding like a kinder person. Good Grift Sarah. PT Barnum would be proud. 👏👏. Also, Consort Consort Consort 🤭🤭

    • Pinkosaurus says:

      Seriously, Fergie is 100% a grifter but has real hustle and the palace should make her legit and put her in charge of all their communications. She’s the only one with any PR savvy.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        They could learn so much from Sarah but unfortunately they have to reason to want to change. They are simply happy to be arrogant grifters simply being who they are with no apologies or accountability.

  14. Honey says:

    Sarah has always been a boisterous hot mess of a train wreck who has been in and out of favor with the Windsors. She, like Diana, also knows how it might feel to yearn for a mother who wasn’t / isn’t or can’t come. So, she has her own trauma. I said that to say this: her past has likely made her compassionate and insightful. However, she is a realist to a certain degree and survivor. She has to be. She really doesn’t have much personal or inherited wealth. Hence, she plays the game. She knows who holds both the powers and the purse strings in the family.

  15. Feebee says:

    Unfortunate crease in those pink pants but the old girl knows how to diplomatically straddle the fence.

    • ArtFossil says:

      Well stated. I’m not looking to Fergie for a moral compass but I do admire her joie de vivre, hustle, resilience and diplomacy.

  16. Becks1 says:

    For International womens Day yesterday Sarah posted a picture of………herself. I had to laugh at that.

    She is problematic in many ways (cough Epstein cough) but I think part of her appeal has always been that she is just Fergie. She doesn’t really have any shame (again see the problematic part) but I think that’s sort of appealing to many in comparison to the other royals who walk like they have a permanent stick up their….well you know LOL. (i was typing that and had to stop bc I thought of William hahaha.)

    • ML says:

      Hahahahahahaha. Anyway, you’re right about Fergie having zero shame. I can’t stand her closeness to Paedrew and Epstein, her oily flattery, the way she continually grifts, exploits people for money, etc, but I do understand why she’s successful. She understands her audience, she’s not boring, and you will not catch her being insincere. And, she has a weirdly better sense of style than say Wails.

  17. TheWigletOfWails says:

    I wish the Sussexes would privately decline the chubbly invite and let Fergie go in their stead (win-win)🤭

  18. Well Wisher says:

    Sarah is correct in her assertion, the need to be loved is a universal one, and Harry is no exception.

    It is about connecting….to care for someone beyond one’s self….

    I find it troubling that she is expected to speak about the family in any which except the way that she does.
    She is no longer considered a part of the 👪 and sensibly keep her opinions to herself.

  19. HeyKay says:

    Fergie is playing both sides at this point.
    She knows H&M are more popular so she’s speaking well of them.
    She knows Andrew is on the sh*tlist, so she’s speaking well of QE.
    She is trying to keep herself and her daughters in the spotlight.

  20. crazyoldlady says:

    She’s playing a canny game – she and Andrew need to push Charles hard to keep what they have. Her daughter is close to H&M, and my guess is Sarah identifies more with what H&M have experienced than she likes to discuss publicly. And H&M have shown how going your own way and speaking openly about your experiences can be a winning strategy and lucrative.

    So Andrew and Sarah are trying to see if they can lock down Charles’s support. And if they can’t — you will see a very hard and fast pivot to the H&M strategy.

    If Andrew leaves the Royal Lodge – Charles will pay a huge price – one way or another.

  21. Strudlitza says:

    Maybe she is nice about Harry and Megan because her daughters are friends with them and she doesnt want to make things difficult in that area. Still does not excuse her support of Andrew. But thats what I thought when I read these articles.

  22. Rosalie Michalik says:

    It depends on what side of the fence Fergy is on. It’s all in the name of publicity. Just changing the subject regarding the monarchy, I don’t believe blood line should give you the right to be on the throne, and the entitlement of Queen Consort because you were the Kings mistress. The boys did suffer in losing their mother but also suffered the foolishness of the current King who contributed to their mental state.