It’s no secret that countless people are obsessed—we repeat, obsessed—with the British royal family. We’re not surprised by the appeal of Prince William and Prince Harry, but it wasn’t until we turned to social media that we realized how many Baby Boomers love Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson.
No, really. The PureWow Facebook page is filled with positive comments about Ferguson, no matter what she does. It didn’t take long for us to determine that most of the messages were written by Boomers. (Go figure.)
It’s not that we have anything against the 61-year-old royal. Ferguson is an underdog on the popularity scale when compared to other members of the royal family, like Kate Middleton. We love that she’s branching out with her YouTube series, but considering her relatively demur vibe and lack of scandal, we never really considered her to be…crush-worthy.
Not so, say Roberta Fiorito and Rachel Bowie, co-hosts of the Royally Obsessed podcast, who posited these reasons for Ferguson’s popularity with women age 56 to 76.