Sarah Ferguson’s royal BUST UP with ‘dear friend’ Princess Diana REVEALED
SARAH Ferguson has been welcomed back into the royal firm thanks to her daughter Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding to Jack Brooksbank uniting the Royal Family.
And the flame-haired ex-wife of Prince Andrew has done an array of interviews in the weeks that followed the plush Windsor ceremony in October. She spoke this week of her love for new son-in-law Jack, 32, her many children’s books she got published and gushed at Harry and Meghan for inviting her to their own royal wedding in May. She painted a picture to excitable audiences on Good Morning Britain that Fergie was well as truly back following years of living as a social pariah in the wake of her infamous toe-sucking scandal. And during the ITV breakfast show she spoke of her love for Princess Diana, saying how she would have felt during Harry’s wedding.
She said: “I was very happy for my friend Diana, who I love, and for my mum and dad. I was very honoured to be invited.
“Diana would have loved every moment of it, she really she would have been so proud.
“I miss her, no one made me laugh better than her, she was hilarious.”
Yet what many royal fans do not know is that the duchess was caught up in another foot-related calumny – one that cost Sarah her friendship with the late People’s Princess.
In Sarah’s 1996 tell-all book, My Story, she revealed after borrowing a pair of Princess Diana’s high heels she caught a verruca.
The extract made Diana furious not only because of the mention of the plantar wart, but also because the duchess had promised Diana she would not include any gossip on her in the book.
Sarah had apologised profusely and made several attempts to reach out to Diana.
But the princess shunned her entirely.
Six months after the spat, she died age 36 in a Paris car crash with her lover Dodi Fayad, 41.
In Fergie’s follow-up, Finding Sarah, she spoke of the rift between her and Diana.
She said: “Diana was one of the quickest wits I knew; nobody made me laugh like she did.”
“We took vacations together with our children. Sadly, at the end we hadn’t spoken for a year, although I never knew the reason, except that once Diana got something in her head it stuck there for a while.”
In Fergie: Downfall of the Duchess, biographer Allan Starkie provides an insight into the pair’s relationship.
He said in an interview: “Diana’s relationship with the Duchess fluctuated quite a bit.”
He added that “for the majority of the time, the relationship was highly competitive”.
He said: “They were fighting an ongoing battle through use of their charities, and using the press as a weapon.
“They would look, like actresses on opening night, at the reviews of their latest charity trips.”
This week, Sarah opened up about how she thought of Diana at Eugenie’s wedding, adding how the late mother of Prince William and Prince Harry is “always with her”.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK