Sarah Ferguson Signals New Approach to Royal Life on ‘Good Morning America’: ‘I Feel Liberated’

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Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson has never been happier, as shown in her latest interview. 

This week, the Duchess of York, 63, traveled to New York for a rare U.S. outing. The royal appeared on an episode of Good Morning America, where she discussed her life and new book, A Most Intriguing Lady.

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While discussing the public’s opinion, Ferguson revealed that she no longer cares what others think of her. “I feel liberated. It’s like I’ve taken the mental shackles out of my brain,” she said, referring to the scrutiny she received after divorcing Prince Andrew. “I don’t know whether it’s the queen passing on that I now think I can just sort of say openly what I want to say without worrying I’m going to offend somebody.”

She added, “I’m really truly authentic Sarah now.”

Ferguson also addressed King Charles’s upcoming coronation and confirmed that she will always defend the “absolute unequivocal institution of the monarchy.”

“I totally support the King and the Queen Consort,” she said. “I’ve known them all my life.”

The duchess went on to discuss her newest book release, which is a historical fiction story about a royal rebel. “Lady Mary is me. It is it is me. It is a part of me,” Ferguson explained. “I think that in life it’s not just royal institution and monarchy, it’s any bureaucracy that tries to allow this redhead to conform.”

Thank you, Fergie, for speaking your truth.

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