Sarah 'Fergie' Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has revealed how she missed her "best friend" Princess Diana at the wedding of her younger daughter Princess Eugenie that took place at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, on 12 October 2018.
Express reports that, in a tell-all video, Fergie discussed how deeply impacted she was by the absence of Princess Diana. In the video, she admitted that she wanted her close friend of so many years to be present at the ceremony and that, throughout the ceremony, thoughts of Diana were at the forefront of her mind. “I thought of absent friends and family, of Diana, but she’s with me all the time."
Her younger daughter Princess Eugenie married James Brooksbank in a spectacular ceremony only a few months after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got married at the same chapel.
Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson knew each for years, much before they married into the royal family. In fact, both of them were distant relatives and their parents coincidentally went to the same school together. All throughout their youth, especially in their twenties, the two best friends would frequently go out for lunches together.
Once the women got married into the royal family, they helped each other adjust to their new lives and navigate their formal public roles. With such a wonderful history of friendship, Fergie was visibly upset that Princess Diana was unable to attend such a momentous occasion in her life. She fondly recalls her friend, saying, “Diana was my best friend and the funniest person I knew, she had such timing and wit."
She went on to add, “It was a total joy to be with her because we just laughed and enjoyed life so much, and I know she would have loved the wedding." This isn't the first time Sarah has spoken about her close friendship with Princess Diana. In 1996, she published an autobiography, just a year before the death of her former sister-in-law, where she recounted how fond she was of her. “She was two years younger than I, and I strove to support and protect her as I would a younger sister—as I still do today, as a best friend," she wrote in her book.
Sarah was formerly married to Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Despite their divorce, she continues to hold a soft spot for him. Express reports that Ferguson described her wedding to the Prince as the "happiest day of her life." She does not even rule out the possibility of a future remarriage with him. The former couple has maintained a close relationship since their divorce, putting up a united front for their children.