Sarah Ferguson cheered on Beatrice and Eugenie during the Jubilee
She was once an active member of The Firm herself, but Sarah Ferguson has revealed that she watched the Platinum Anniversary celebrations from home earlier this month.
Sarah, 62, spoke highly of her daughters, Princess Beatrice, 33, and Princess Eugenie, 32, as she reflected on the festive weekend held in honor of the Queen’s 70th year on the throne.
Speaking on Graham Norton’s Radio Show with Waitrose podcast, the author and grandmother of two revealed she was “screaming at her TV” and cheering on her daughters as they made their way to St Paul’s Cathedral for the Queen’s Thanksgiving service on June 3.
“Everyone looked a little… very serious and they laughed and really thanked their grandmother for these 70 years,” she added.
Sarah Ferguson, 62, spoke highly of her daughters, Princess Beatrice, 33, and Princess Eugenie, 32, as she looked back on the festive weekend celebrating the Queen’s 70th year on the throne. (pictured during Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral on June 3)
Sarah, commonly known as Fergie, pictured on the Filming Italy 2022 red carpet on June 12, said her daughters are “extraordinary.”
Prince Andrew’s ex-wife, commonly known as Fergie, gushed that she still can’t get over how “beautiful” the two princesses were employed.
“I was watching the TV and I said, ‘Well done girls, you’re smiling,'” she said.
‘I can’t get over how beautiful my girls look. When they went to the anniversary service, it wasn’t just pretty,’ she said.
‘I couldn’t get over it. There was Beatrice in blue and Eugenie in orange and they’re smiling, right. So grateful,” she added.
The Duchess of York, who attended the ceremony from home, said other members of the royal family looked ‘very serious’ during the service at St Paul’s
“I yelled at the TV,” the mother of two admitted.
Continuing to praise her daughters’ virtues, she added, “I find the way Beatrice and Eugenie behave and have behaved simply extraordinary.”
The Duchess of York made a comparison of how her upbringing affected her adult life and how she raised her family.
“I raised them to understand how they feel,” she said. “I told them very, very early, ‘Explain, express your feelings’. Because if you do, you tend not to fall into the big pitfalls I’ve fallen into.
“I think a 12-year-old abandoned by her mother, don’t worry, I’m not making excuses, it’s a great sense of self-sabotage on your part,” she explained to Graham.
‘Because you must be worthy of your mother leaving you. I think I portrayed that, for how long I don’t know.’
The author talked a bit more about the upbringing of her daughters and the different parenting styles of her and Prince Andrew.
“As a parent, Andrew is very, very strict with Navy schedules and has real discipline and always has been,” she said.
‘And along comes the river, – that’s what I call myself – to give that sense of humor and that sense of joy and sense of little more freedom and I’ve always been like that with the girls, so they have the best of both, she admitted.
Fergie, who publicly expressed her support for Prince Andrew last week, was also candid with her grandchildren.
She sometimes babysits Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s son August, who is 17 months old, and Princess Beatrice and Edo Mapelli Mozzi’s daughter Sienna, who is eight months old.
She said it’s ‘fantastic’ to be a grandmother, adding August: ‘He thinks I’m really fanny, for once I know he really thinks I’m funny.
“And Sienna is incredible, she’s only nine months old, but most of the time she grabs my plump cheeks and says, ‘I want your cheeks grandma,’ I’m very lucky,” Fergie told Graham.
Speaking of her book A Heart For Compass, which was published in paperback last month, Fergie admitted that she and her heroine Lady Margaret shared many similar points.
Sarah Ferguson, 62, (center) spoke about what it’s like to spend time with her two grandchildren. Her daughter Princess Eugenie (left) gave birth in February of August, while Princess Beatrice (right) gave birth to her daughter Sienna in September 2021
One common point, Graham emphasized, was that Lady Margaret “threw the rulebook away.”
“You said I broke the rules, but I still believe every day, ‘but who wrote the rules?’ Fergie joked.
“It’s just your own integrity of kindness and goodness and always turning your cheek,” she said.
“If someone hurts you or hurts you, or if something is written about you, just keep going,” she said.
Last week, Fergie told British entrepreneur Matt Haycox, on his podcast The Matt Haycox Show, that she’s a “damn good mom” and that her daughters, Princess Beatrice, 33, and Eugenie, 32, have taken their parenting cues from her.
Sarah said Eugenie aand Beatrice are “the best ambassadors for good motherhood.”
Reflecting on her own childhood, the mother of two, who lives at Royal Lodge in Windsor, said she was told as a child that thinking about herself was selfish, leading her to make bad decisions.