She may be the Duchess of York, but Sarah Ferguson was the queen of the tabloids back in the ‘80s and ‘90s. After her tabloid-fodder break-up with Prince Andrew, Fergie took a job as spokesperson for Weight Watchers to help erase a debt of 4.2 million pounds. Since then, she’s been involved with numerous charity organizations such as Children in Crisis and the American Cancer Society.
It’s the greatest untold love story of all time. I think the love that Albert and Victoria had, and I feel very close because I think if I’d only had fought harder — Andrew and I had fought harder — for our love, we’d probably still be together now. We’re divorced to each other, not from each other in order to bring up the girls.
And it’s all true. And our movie’s all true; we didn’t add any Hollywood bits. I first went to Hollywood 15 years ago and suggested the movie, and the scriptwriter they gave me put Queen Victoria in bed with Lord Melbourne in the opening scene. And I said, “I’m sorry, but where in the history books does it actually say that happened?”
I don’t understand — though I should now — why people sell newspapers for putting someone down.
I was in Italy and I heard it on the news and I didn’t believe it so I rang on the mobile. I said, “Dutch, Dutch, this is ridiculous. Call me. What’s happened, are you okay? I’m coming!” And then of course no, she had gone.
Yesterday, a little girl, who was obviously a new girl in the public-relations world, was sent to look after me and she was running late and she came rushing up to me, bags flying, and said, “I’m late! I’m late! I’m so sorry!” And I said, “No, it’s great. You can only tell me you’re late if we’re in a real bad situation in Afghanistan. Don’t worry! It doesn’t matter!”
Yes. Yes. I am such a supporter that I went to the White House and asked what I can do to support the First Lady. I would like to be in service to this country because the American people saved my life.
Twelve years ago I came to this country, and Weight Watchers employed me — I got a job and I had no confidence. And when I first started out it was so difficult because I thought that everyone was going to judge me. And that’s why I’m so pleased to be liberated now because I am me now.
There’s no question Copenhagen is very important to me, and I’m really looking at what we do about this lifestyle situation, cleaning up the environment, growing more trees, maybe pumping seawater into the deserts. I am very strong that we really need to make what they do in Copenhagen into a very lay person’s point of view of how they can help save our environment.