Sarah Ferguson says Princess Diana would be 'proud' of her daughters-in-law Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle
The Duchess of York also reflected on growing up in an age without social media, in the process giving some useful tips on how she prepared her daughters for the spotlight
Princess Diana might not be present here with us in the world anymore, but according to her good friend Sarah Ferguson, the royal would have surely been extremely proud of both her sons' wives. Fergie, who recently made an appearance on 'Good Morning Britain' on Wednesday, shared on the show about how proud the late Princess of Wales would have been of Prince Harry's and Prince Williams' lovely partners.
"She’d really just be so proud," the Duchess of York, who was very close to Diana, expressed. "Even before they got married, Diana would have been literally going, 'I can’t believe these boys have done so well.' They are such a credit to her."
"I miss her, no one made me laugh better than her," she remembered. "I honestly think she would be so proud of the wonderful Meghan [Markle] and Catherine [Middleton] as well. She’d want to embrace them and say, 'You’re doing well'."
Fergie was previously married to Prince Andrew, the Queen's younger son, and is also the mother to Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, who recently got married in a lavish wedding ceremony to Jack Brooksbank. The Duchess of York also reflected on growing up in an age without social media, in the process giving some very useful tips on how she prepared her daughters for the spotlight.
"I often say to my girls, 'I’ve been there, made the mistakes'. So they know what not to do, which is really cool actually," she shared. "So the best thing I can say to anyone is, if I’m talking to my girls, be who you are. And they’re going to write things. they’re going to say things. Everybody’s going to say something."
She added, "Fifty percent of people like you, fifty percent don’t. Get on and do what you feel, stand firm with integrity and kindness, be lovely to everybody. Remember someone who opens the car door for you. Remember the name of the people in the kitchen who cook the dinner. That’s what I say to my girls."
Fergie also spoke about her attendance at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, especially since she was uninvited at the 2011 nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton. "It was very kind of them, and I can’t thank them enough for doing that because it was nerve-wracking," she explained about getting the invite for Meghan and Harry's wedding and actually attending it.
She also added that the spectators' cheers upon her arrival were "quite extraordinary". "I sort of looked around like, 'Are they doing that for me?' Then someone went 'Fergie', and it was the old Fergie back," the Duchess recalled. "I felt that sense of support from the crowd, which was very kind."