Listen up, ladies and gents: Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson has something to say.
The Duchess of York, 61, sat down for a candid interview with Express, where she shared never-before-heard details about her new partnership with the Montessori Group (an organization that provides families with world-class training and education opportunities). Although Ferguson only recently became a grandma to Princess Eugenie’s son, August, she revealed that children have always inspired her to get involved in charitable work.
“The smile of a child has always been the most important thing to me—that’s why I have concentrated so much of my charity work over the years on children’s causes,” she said.
Ferguson went on to discuss her new role as Chair of International Montessori Ambassadors, adding, “I hope that my new role will allow the Montessori Group to reach more children, their families, and practitioners, ensuring more children get the best start in life.”
This isn’t the first time the Duchess of York has spoken out about something she cares about. Back in May, Ferguson shared her thoughts about Meghan Markle’s new children’s book, The Bench, during a rare interview with The Daily Mail. “To encourage literacy in general, not just children’s books, is a love of mine and to encourage more women to delve into their creative selves and get a book out is very well done,” she said.
A few weeks later, Ferguson released another statement—but this time, she addressed a controversy that involved chopping down oak trees to build a warehouse. “I was at first heartbroken and then deeply angry to hear about plans to cut down the woodland corridor of 67 mature oaks in Dummer, to make way for an enormous warehouse,” she explained. “One oak tree is home to up to 2,300 species of wildlife and we simply can’t afford to keep losing trees from an already fragmented landscape.”
Never change, Fergie.
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