As someone who has felt judged her whole life, Sarah Ferguson said she wouldn’t dream of criticizing another person’s choices.
The Duchess of York revealed that she has “no judgment” towards Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for deciding to step down as senior royals and forge their own path for their family in California. The royal told People in an interview published Thursday, “I don’t believe that any single person has the right to judge another person. I’m not in a position myself to make any judgments. I have been judged all my life, and I have no judgment on the Sussexes.” And she added that, most importantly, “I think that [Princess] Diana would be incredibly proud of her grandchildren. And not just the Sussex grandchildren, but Will’s children.” Harry and Meghan are parents to a 3-year-old son Archie and 1-year-old daughter Lilibet Diana, while Prince William and his wife Princess Kate have three kids of their own, 9-year-old Prince George, 7-year-old Princess Charlotte, and 4-year-old Prince Louis.
This is a sentiment Fergie has expressed in the past. In July 2021, she also told the outlet that the late Princess Diana “would be very proud of her sons and their wives,” adding, “And she would be just like me, obsessed with her grandchildren. Because that’s what she loved.” She explained that the princess, “adored my girls. She adored the boys. This would be her haven. Her heaven. If she were sitting with me right now, I know she would say, ‘I am so proud of both of my boys and the wonderful wives they have chosen.’ Because each has got her own voice.” The duchess went on to explain that the reason she can say all of this about the late royal with such confidence is because “We were best friends from when she was 14 and I was 15.” She continued, “She taught me so much of public life. She was so brave. We used to have the most incredible time together.” And despite the tabloid speculation that they’d had a falling out prior to Diana’s death in 1997, Ferguson claims, “We promised each other we would always be together—there was never any daylight between us. But everybody wanted that, because we were so strong together. People want to break something so strong.”
These days, the royal is enjoying being a grandmother herself as her daughter Princess Beatrice is mother to a 1-year-old daughter, Sienna Elizabeth, and stepmother to her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi‘s 7-year-old son Wolfie from a previous relationship. Her younger daughter Princess Eugenie welcomed her son August in February 2021 with husband Jack Brooksbank and is currently expecting their second child. Fergie revealed that the children “just follow me around like Pete Pan,” joking, “I’m Super Gran Pan!” She concluded, “Everyone says, ‘Oh, has it changed your life?’ And I go, ‘No, because I live [in the mindset of ] 3- to 6-year-olds.’ So I’ve now got another audience that likes me.”
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