Fergie’s REVENGE: How Sarah Ferguson’s ‘CATASTROPHIC actions would embarrass a rhino’
SARAH Ferguson wanted to “outshine” Princess Diana in the Duchess’ ultimate act of revenge – which led to actions that would have “embarrassed a rhino”, authors of an explosive book have claimed.
The sisters-in-law quickly became friends after meeting, as the timid and reserved Diana was intoxicated by Fergie’s loud and outgoing energy. However, things changed when the breakdown of both their marriages fell through and Diana and Sarah’s once close relationship was doomed. When Princess Diana was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue, photographer Demarchelier captured a Princess the world had never seen before.
According to the book “Diana’s Nightmare – The Family”, it reveals a tale of revenge from Sarah Ferguson against Princess Diana, as the Duchess wanted to compete in a battle against topping her cover on a fashion magazine.
Sarah, who affectionately goes by the nickname Fergie, had tried to land the cover of Harper’s Bazaar prior to Diana’s Vogue success, the result however, was “catastrophic” and earned her a “stinging rebuke” from the magazine’s editor, Vicki Woods.
According to the authors, Chris Hutchins & Peter Thompson, Sarah opted for her Private Secretary, Jane Ambler, to dictate terms under which the Duchess would agree to grace the magazine’s cover.
Ms Ambler told the Harper’s Bazaar editor that Fergie would be bringing along her own personal creative team, including a manicurist, a personal dresser and her own personal photographic agent.
However, the editor Ms Woods wanted her choice for a photographer – but Sarah was unaware of his reputation and “demanded” to see the list of the celebrities in his portfolio.
The book reveals Sarah wanted to know if he “matched up to Demarchelier’s credentials”.
According to the authors, Chris Hutchins & Peter Thompson, Fergie’s “motive was obvious” – she wanted to “outshine” Diana.
Fergie then chose a Johnny Bryan to take over new negotiations for the Duchess’ magazine cover with an “indelicacy that would have even embarrassed a rhinoceros”, the authors’ wrote in a scathing analysis of Mr Bryan’s actions.
Mr Hutchins and Mr Thompson explain that the day before the photo shoot, Ms Woods withdrew her offer of a cover after Fergie “insisted” she retained the copyright of the pictures.
Sarah Ferguson was furious about the collapse of the deal, which she interpreted as another example of royal favouritism.
The magazine editor was told the Duchess wanted the cover because she knew “the Big D might be coming out with a cover too”.
The book claims “the “Big D” smiled when she heard about the debacle, as she “didn’t like Johnny Bryan and no longer trusted Fergie”.
The two women, once so close that Diana had acted as matchmaker in Sarah’s romance with Prince Andrew, had drifted apart.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK