Sarah Ferguson rang in her 63rd birthday by spending the day in the great outdoors with her two daughters, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.
On Saturday, Eugenie shared a number of photos on her Instagram account in celebration of her mother turning another year older. The images show the two of them enjoying a walk through the woods and taking in various scenic vistas along with Beatrice, her husband Jack Brooksbank, their young son, August, and a couple of Fergie’s beloved Norfolk terriers. Eugenie wrote in the caption of the post, “Half an hour left to go of October 15th 2022 but better late than never. Happy Birthday my dear mumsy! ❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘 @sarahferguson15.”
The Duchess of York also commemorated her big day with an Instagram post of her own, sharing several photos of herself playing with Queen Elizabeth’s corgis, Muick and Sandy, which she inherited following the monarch’s death last month. “The presents that keep giving,” she wrote in the caption. A couple weeks ago, Sarah opened up about the “great honor” of welcoming the queen’s dogs into her home during a conversation at the Henley Literary Festival. She told the audience, per the Telegraph, that these “national treasures” were adjusting nicely to life at home with the five Norfolk terriers that she and her ex-husband Prince Andrew already own. She added that the dogs have “been taught well” by the queen and “They all balance out. The carpet moves as I move, but I’ve got used to it now.”
But Sarah added that she will miss getting to speak with the queen “every single day,” explaining, “I think if we can uphold her values and uphold what she’s built for 70 years, I think we’re doing a good job. And I think kindness and humility, loyalty, and all the good things…and always remember, manners.”
Shortly after Queen Elizabeth’s death, a source revealed to Entertainment Tonight why Sarah had been chosen as the dogs’ keeper. Apparently, “It was the duchess who found the puppies which were gifted to Her Majesty by the duke,” the source said. “The duchess bonded with Her Majesty over dog walking and riding horses and even after her divorce, she would continue her great friendship with Her Majesty, by walking the dogs together and chatting.”
And last month, Prince William assured a group of mourners waiting in line to see the monarch’s coffin lying in state that those corgis will be taken care of well. “I saw them the other day, that got me quite sad,” he said. “They are two very friendly corgis, so they’ve got a good home. They’ll be looked after very well. Spoiled rotten, I’m sure.”
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