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Sarah, Duchess of York

[Sarah] Ferguson's relations with the royal family, which have always been up-and-down, took a major nose dive just as things were looking up for the duchess. The famously spendthrift Ferguson has worked hard to balance her checkbook and has devoted herself to various charities and business ventures....Although Ferguson divorced Andrew in 1996, the two have maintained an affectionate friendship and even live under the same roof in a royal residence in Windsor. In 2008, the queen invited her to the royal family's annual sojourn at Balmoral Castle. The duchess is fond of saying that she and the duke are "the happiest divorced couple in the world."... After her marriage to Andrew in 1986, Ferguson was initially considered a breath of fresh air for the royal family. But it wasn't long before Britain's fickle tabloids soured on the lively, rambunctious duchess, who was accused of going on too many vacations, accepting too many freebies, eating and drinking too much, and generally flouting royal protocol.

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Marriage to Prince Andrew

  • Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson Wed
  • Duke and Duchess of York with Beatrice

Troubled Duchess

  • Desperate Duchess
    The Duchess of York has been condemned as "shoddy and grubby" by a government minister after she was caught trying to sell access to her former husband for 500,000 pounds, or about $770,000 Cdn. more
  • Fergie faces bankruptcy; Queen 'deeply disturbed' as duchess's debts hit $8M U.S.
    Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York's debts have risen to almost $8 million U.S., causing alarm in the Royal Family, which now fears her best option is bankruptcy. more
  • Interview with Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
    She's author of a terrific new children's book, "Little Red," with wonderful illustrations by Sam Williams (ph). She's a spokesperson for Weight Watchers International, founder of Children in Crisis, the British-based charity, and... more
  • Ferguson, Sarah (1986)
    Ferguson, Sarah (1959—), married Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, on July 23, 1986. The wedding took place in Westminster Abbey in London before hundreds of invited guests and millions of television... more
  • Sarah Ferguson: The Duchess weighs in
  • We Should Feel for Feckless Fergie
    Didn't the royal family give you anything? For somebody who married royalty, Ferguson has been strangely socially immobile. She never quite looked the royal part, and now, if her extraordinary account of her finances is to be believed,... more

Life As a Royal

  • Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess Of York, At Toys R Us
  • Duchess of York in Verbier
  • The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson (C)
  • Sarah, Duchess Of York And Princess Eugenie Visit Teenage Cancer Unit