Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, opened up once again about how Princess Diana would feel about her son Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle. Sarah and Diana were close friends even before they joined the royal family in the 1980s, and their bond lasted through both of their divorces.
Though Diana was tragically killed in a car crash in 1997, Ferguson has said the princess would be “so proud” of the royal couple were she alive today. “I wish Harry and Meghan so much happiness. I know Diana would be so proud of her sons and their wives,” she said in an interview with Good Morning America. “There should be no judgement on race, creed, color, or any other denomination.”
Her comments appeared to be in reference to claims the couple faced racism during their time as senior working royals. Harry and Meghan said in their bombshell interview with Oprah that, before their son Archie was born, there were “conversations” among senior royals about how dark his skin would be.
Ferguson’s new comments seem to affirm that Princess Diana, had she lived, would never have tolerated bigoted attitudes towards her son, Meghan, or their children. This isn’t the first time she has spoken about her late friend and how Diana would feel about the modern generation of royals.
In July, Ferguson told People,”If she [Diana] 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.” She and the Princess of Wales grew up together and were fast friends from their teenage years, into their royal lives and through painful divorces.
Although their friendship didn’t come without its challenges, the Duchess of York has nothing but kind words for her late friend. Ferguson has recently been promoting her new book, Her Heart for a Compass (Buy on Amazon, $22.99), which she said is heavily inspired by her own time as a royal while married to Prince Andrew.
The book follows a “rebel royal” in 1985 who wants to leave royal life behind to follow her heart, a plot that bears similarities to Harry and Meghan’s own story. The Duke and Duchess stepped back from royal duties in 2020 to move to the California and start a new life for themselves and their young family.
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