The Duchess of York has said she is “a strong supporter of Oprah Winfrey” as she discussed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s “truthbomb” interview about Megxit.
Like the Duchess of Sussex, 39, Sarah ‘Fergie’ Ferguson, 61, has also poured her heart out for the media mogul, exposing her emotional struggles and inability to handle media attention in interviews in 1996 and 2010.
Fergie has now revealed that Oprah ‘helped her immensely’ when she was interviewed by her in the US The Telegraph“I’m a big believer in Oprah and everything she does…I would only advise the Duke of 36 and the Duchess of Sussex, other than to tell me to be happy.”
During an explosive conversation with Oprah in March, Meghan claimed her sister-in-law Kate Middleton made her cry before marrying Harry as a couple, that there were “concerns” about Archie’s skin color among members of the royal family and that she was “silenced.” ‘ by The Firm.
The Duchess of York has said she is “a strong supporter of Oprah Winfrey” as she discussed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive interview about Megxit.
Elsewhere in the same interview, Fergie addressed the challenges Harry and Meghan have faced, saying, “I had to find my own way in the world when I left the family, and it’s not always easy.”
The mother of two also spoke about her relationship with Prince Andrew, with whom she lives at the Royal Lodge in Windsor.
She said she’the most contented divorced couple in the world,” adding, “We are co-parents who support each other and believe that family is everything.”
Meanwhile, she declined to rule out the possibility of remarrying the Duke of York, instead saying she is “happy” with their current set-up.
The year she divorced Andrew, Sarah appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and returned three years later in 1999.
During her first stint, she was less than flattering about her life within the royal flock, telling the host: ‘It’s not a fairytale, it’s real life in there – she [the royals] think it’s real life there.’
During an explosive conversation with Oprah in March, Meghan claimed her sister-in-law Kate Middleton made her cry before marrying Harry as a couple, that there were “concerns” about Archie’s skin color among members of the royal family and that she was “silenced.” ‘ by The Firm
Asked by the host: ‘You are sitting in the palace and you felt a sense of hatred for yourself? That’s not right in the mind of our Princess Cinderella Duchess?’
Sarah replied, “That’s the fairy tale, but then comes the realism that you didn’t marry the fairy, that you fell in love and married a man, and then you have to come to terms with the fairy.”
When Oprah suggested living a royal life means “ultimately losing yourself” to “playing the game,” Sarah replied, “You go out and you play by the rules.”
In 2010, she was interviewed for a special episode of the same show, entitled Oprah and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, in which she discussed the ‘cash for access’ scandal.
Like the Duchess of Sussex, Fergie has also poured out her heart to the media mogul, exposing her emotional struggles and inability to handle media attention in interviews in 1996 and 2010 (pictured together)
The following year, Sarah took part in Oprah Winfrey’s miniseries Finding Sarah, a reality show in which cameras followed the Duchess in her daily life.
In an emotional clip, a tearful Duchess discusses how the press “turned on her,” leading her to “self-sabotage.”
After courting Meghan for an interview since her marriage, Oprah was finally allowed to question the Sussexes in March — and like Fergie, Meghan didn’t hold back by telling the chat show host that her life as a British royal was so lonely and isolating. it was that at a certain point she ‘didn’t want to live anymore’.
After giving Oprah a tour of her and the garden of Harry’s mansion in Montecito, she described herself as the victim of an image-obsessed Buckingham Palace and an “outdated” press who subjected her to “character assassination.”
The couple also claimed a senior royal had “worries and conversations”; about how dark their son Archie’s skin would be.
Meanwhile, Fergie also said she and Prince Andrew are “the most contented divorced couple in the world”
Fergie’s comments come after a US-born viscountess claimed in a new documentary that Meghan struggled to “turn off” the American dream and understand that her “duty was to the Queen.”
Meghan at 40: The Climb to Power, broadcast last night on Channel 5 for The Duchess of Sussex’s birthday on August 4, exploring the life of the former Suits star from her birth in California to her relationship with The Firm today.
Speaking on the program Julie Montagu, who was born in Illinois but moved to the UK 16 years ago when she married Luke Timothy Charles Montagu, Viscount Hinchingbrooke, son of the 11th Earl of Sandwich, explained that Meghan’s struggles with her in-laws came from an inability to ‘let go’ of American ideals.
“You can’t really be what you want to be or do what you want to do or say what you want to say,” Viscountess Hinchingbrooke explained.
“Your duty is to the Queen and that is very difficult for someone like Meghan.
“Putting out and accepting that American dream ‘now do what we say’ is difficult.
“It’s hard to make love and duty work together and at the same time and that’s what Harry and Meghan wanted in negotiations with the Queen, this synergy, that they can make work, but the Queen said no.”
Fergie’s comments come after a US-born viscountess claimed in a new documentary that Meghan struggled to ‘turn off’ the American dream and understand that her ‘duty to the Queen was’
The documentary also claims that Meghan and Harry gave their “truth bomb” interview to Oprah because they “expected an apology” from the royal family.
“I think she felt it was an opportunity for her to not only share it with the world, but she also hoped the royal family really listened,” added Lady Julie.
“It’s hard to tell why she did it,” Julie continued, “but I think it’s clear they were angry.”
Royal author Tom Quinn also told the documentary: “I think they were hoping for an apology, they were hoping they would call and say, ‘We’re sorry we took you too far, we should have let you sit and talk about your mental health. health problem”.
“I think she was shocked that the family’s reaction was so negative and that they didn’t react the way she wanted,” he added.