Sarah Ferguson has spoken out in support of Meghan Markle and said she can relate to what she has been going through.
The mum-of-two said she feels “desperately sorry” for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The 62-year-old said she feels “desperately sorry” for the scrutiny Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been under over the few past years, as she drew parallels to her own experiences after marrying Prince Andrew.
“It must be hard for Meghan, and I can relate to her. I believe she is modern and fabulous,” Sarah told Vogue Arabia. “She was famous before. She is great. Why can’t Meghan be great? Why can’t she be celebrated?”
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Sarah fell short of giving Meghan Markle any advice on how to handle the negativity, adding: “I tend not to give advice because it is taken out of context, but I have been in Meghan’s shoes, and I still am.
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There’s always a twist of negativity and it just gets so sad and tiring; it’s hard and meaningful. I abhor bullying and I feel desperately sorry for the pain they must be going through because I’ve been through it.”
The mum-of-two said she still finds herself under tabloid scrutiny, and her daughter Princess Beatrice “always says that I’m the most understood person”.
The family had received more attention than ever before in the wake of allegations about Prince Andrew’s association with Jeffrey Epstein, and his previous interview with Newsnight. “It’s been incredibly difficult,” Sarah said.
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Sarah previously shared an emotional message in support of her former husband before the interview aired, describing him as a “true and real gentleman”. However, she has since maintained her silence on social media in the aftermath of the interview, which saw Andrew step down from royal duties.
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