What is it like to be married to a prince?
In my story the Duchess of York writes about what it was like to be a member of the most famous and most scrutinized family in the world. She describes the events the catapulted a country girl into a fairy-tale existence and the dark forces – within both the Palace and herself – that made is impossible to sustain.
When Sarah Ferguson first married Prince Andrew she was celebrated as a breath of fresh air inside Buckingham Palace, her unpretentious humanity winning the hearts of the public. But as she felt increasingly undermined by the ruthless tabloid press and others, her fragile self-esteem was eroded and her marriage foundered.
Sarah takes full responsibility for her mistake, admitting that her insecurities propelled her out of public favour and into shame and disgrace.
Today she devotes herself to her daughters Beatrice and Eugenie, and to the welfare of children worldwide. Her life now has its own purpose, and she at last has the strength to fulfill it.