Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson knew each other well before marrying their princes. The two were fourth cousins and although they lost contact at one point, then they reconnected and became very close. In fact, it was Diana who played the matchmaker by inviting Fergie to an event at Windsor Castle, where she sat next to Prince Andrew.
Five years after Prince Charles and Diana were married, the world saw another royal wedding when Ferguson and Andrew said "Yes" in a lavish adventure at Westminster Abbey. But in 1992, women separated from their husbands and their divorces were finalized four years later. Around that same time, Diana stopped talking to Ferguson. This is the reason why the Princess of Wales ended her friendship with the Duchess of York.
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When they joined the royal family, Diana and Fergie shared a bond that few could understand. But despite being so close, they were still young and felt the enormous pressure to be perfect. Diana's biographer, Andrew Morton, said he talked about how some of the
When Fergie arrived, she excelled in some hobbies and real sports that the princess did not have. Morton explained that this was not right with Diana, who told her that her sister-in-law "wooed everyone in this family and she did very well, she left me as dirty." The princess added that even Charles once told her: "I wish that you were like Fergie, everything very happy ".
However, when they passed through their separations from the princes, the women returned to
The real reason why Diana ended their friendship.
In 1996, Diana ended their friendship forever. The Duchess has said she had no idea why. However, over the years, sources close to Diana insisted that the reason was
In his book entitled My story, the Duchess of York said that Diana gave him several pairs of shoes and "plantar warts". The princess was livid and stopped talking to Ferguson after that. Diana died tragically in 1997 and the two never repaired.
"We were like brothers … we paddled, and the saddest thing, in the end, we had not talked for a year," Ferguson revealed.
Fergie confronts the attackers of the social networks.
In February 2019, Ferguson wrote an open letter for Hello Magazine.
#HelloToKindness campaign to promote a positive online culture. In it he addressed his relationship with the late princess.
"Women, in particular, are constantly confronted and compared to each other in a way that reminds me how people tried to portray Diana and me all the time as rivals, which is something neither of us really feel," he wrote. Ferguson
She added: "There is good evidence that this online culture is having a detrimental impact on the mental health of people, especially vulnerable young people, and I think it is time to take a stand. The truth is that it is not acceptable to publish abuses or threats on social networks or news sites, and it is not acceptable to hook other users simply because they do not agree with you.
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