Bonded! Sarah Ferguson gushed over her former mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II and the way supportive she’s been over time.
The Duchess of York, 61, revealed through the Monday, August 16, episode of the “Tea With Twiggy” podcast that the queen, 95, has been her “greatest mentor” and the “person who believes in me” even after she divorced Her Majesty’s second son, Prince Andrew, in 1996.
“I think to myself that honestly, my mother-in-law has been more of a mother to me than my mother,” Ferguson defined, noting her mom wasn’t actually in her life rising up. “[She’s] never faltered.”
The duchess’ mom, Susan Barrantes, left their household when she was a toddler (divorcing her father in 1974) and moved to Argentina with new husband Héctor Barrantes. She later died in a automotive crash in 1998.
“I lost my way. I became deeply insecure [after my mom’s passing],” Ferguson stated on Monday. “I suppose it wasn’t until my lovely ex-husband, lovely Andrew, that [I found my voice]. He always believes in me.”
The Her Heart for a Compass writer, who shares daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, with Andrew, 61, then praised the monarch for her continued steering.
“I absolutely admire the incredible way Her Majesty is so modern. And how flexible, and how understanding, and how forgiving and how generous,” she stated. “And kind. I absolutely think there is no greater mentor. The consistency of Her Majesty has been a great honor. A huge honor. Makes me want to cry.”
Ferguson beforehand advised Us Weekly about her resolution to be a hands-on guardian and grandparent following the absence mom as a toddler.
“Having not had my own mother around, I’ve always been determined to be a very present mother with my children, and I know Eugenie will be the same with hers,” she completely advised Us in January earlier than 31-year-old Eugenie welcomed her first youngster, son August, with husband Jack Brooksbank, the next month. “She is incredibly empathetic and will be a great mother. She is a very strong and determined person, always looking for the truth in all she does.”
The Adventures of Charlie, Blue and Larry the Lamp Post writer, who devoted her most-recent kids’s e book to her first grandchild, famous that her bond along with her two women has at all times been sturdy.
“I have always been so close to my girls and it is such a joy to see them embarking on this next phase of their lives,” she added. “We call ourselves the tripod and it’s a real honor to see them grow.”
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