Sarah Ferguson on becoming a grandmother after the royal wedding

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer


Sarah Ferguson has spoken out about her excitement at the prospect of becoming a grandmother, after her daughter, Princess Eugenie, ties the knot.

The 58-year-old Duchess of York, who divorced Prince Andrew in 1996 after having two kids together, gave an interview on Friday about her family life.

During the segment, Fergie claimed she would be a natural grandmother if one her daughters were to have a child, because she’s a kid at heart herself.

When asked what kind of a grandmother she think she would be, Fergie responded saying : “Excellent – I used to write children’s books, and I am a child, I haven’t grown up.”

Sarah Ferguson has spoken out about her excitement at the prospect of becoming a grandmother after her daughter, Princess Eugenie, ties the knot. Photo: BBC One Show
Fergie, pictured here on her way in to do the interview, can’t wait to be a grandmother. Photo: Getty Images

Fergie went on to say that planning for Princess Eugenie’s wedding is well underway and her daughter has everything under her control.

“Eugenie is very controlled – she is so sorted. She knows exactly what she wants,” she said.

The doting mother also revealed that we may see her weep on the day, as the emotional weight of the event may get to her.

“I do understand why mothers cry at weddings now. All my life I thought ‘oh, what’s she crying for’? It’s lovely, it’s a great day,” she said.

Her admissions come after the mum of two took to her Instagram recently to slam Daily Mail columnist Jan Moir’s piece about her 28-year-old daughter’s upcoming wedding to Jack Brooksbank, on October 12.

In the article, Jan called Eugenie about as ‘constitutionally important as one of the Queen’s corgis’ and questions her decision to marry at Windsor Castle, like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, claiming the young royal has ‘delusions of grandeur’.

Princess Eugenie is set to tie the knot with Jack Brooksbank on October 12. Photo: Getty Images
The doting mother also revealed that we may see her weep on the day, as the emotional weight of the day may get to her. Photo: Getty Images

The article went on to claim Princess Eugenie ‘has done absolutely nothing to distinguish herself’ over the years and her lavish wedding only reveals a ‘hunger for glitz and royal glamour that is every bit as monstrous as Mother Fergie’s’.

Fergie didn’t take the article lying down and furiously took to her Instagram page to regram an open letter written by Sarah Wade, who is CEO and co-founder of Humanitas Charity, of which the Duchess of York is a patron.

“Couldn’t agree more with this letter about the disgusting article that Jan Moir wrote about @princesseugenie and Jack,” Fergie wrote.

Fergie went on to call the op-ed ‘bullying at its premium’.

The open letter detailed how ‘appalled’ the charity CEO is at the ‘vitriol expressed in the piece’.

“I would like to draw into question the purpose of the feature, is it to make a young couple feel embarrassed or ashamed of the choices they have made for their wedding day or is it to incite anger and hatred towards them? Either way, the outcome is negative and tantamount to bullying,” Sarah Wade wrote.

“The rhetoric is inflammatory and divisive, suggesting that the Princess has a ‘hunger for glitz and glamour that is every bit as monstrous as Mother’s Fergie’s’ and making the ill-search judgement that the Princess has done ‘almost nothing of note’.

“I would like to raise into question whether Jan Moir has ever met or spent time with Princess Eugenie.”


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