Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson loves a good glass of burgundy, binging on TV earlier than mattress and indulging in her responsible pleasure of Skittles, the down-to-earth royal revealed in a new interview.
The ex-wife of Prince Andrew, now 61, painted a comparatively regular image of her day-to-day life as a member of one of the world’s most well-known households, according to the Sunday Times in the UK.
The duchess greatest referred to as “Fergie” stated she usually begins her day waking up at 6:30 a.m., and begins off with about an hour of meditation.
She not often misses breakfast, which she referred to as her “most important meal of the day” which often consisted of gentle boiled eggs, toast and a tangerine, she informed The Times.
She stated she retains in form, coaching “when she can” doing push ups, sit ups and stairs.
She checks in along with her writer on a regular basis, who calls her “the general” about her new ebook. She stated she can be presently working on a screenplay.
Ferguson stated she is continually touring however when in the UK, she stays at her ex-husband’s residence at Royal Lodge — although she “wouldn’t call [Royal Lodge] my home as that would be presumptuous.”
If she’s staying at the Royal Lodge, she’ll feast on rooster or fish for lunch. Skittles are her responsible pleasure, she informed The Times.
“I love to unwind with a glass of burgundy. I’m taking it very slowly post lockdown. I don’t want to rush back out there. And I’m definitely not dating. I like to have a proper dinner, but I don’t cook — I can’t. I haven’t the patience,” she stated.
With no scheduled every day bedtime, the Duchess will “binge watch” a film or sequence earlier than mattress.
Her new novel “Her Heart for a Compass” — out Tuesday — is “a story about duty, family and love,” she stated.
Ferguson informed The Times that her childhood dream was to take part in the Olympics, and that she had by no means thought of the risk of turning into a princess.
“When I married Prince Andrew I became a public figure and it was the greatest honor. When you marry into the family you give up your anonymity, and that comes with challenges but also opportunities,” she defined.
Therapy has been an outlet for the duchess in coping with the pressures of her public life, she stated.
“In terms of my own mental health, I have always had to work very hard on that because I am a very sensitive person and I take things personally,” she stated. “I really did mind when all those terrible articles were written about me, and sometimes still are. I have a therapist and I rely on friendship, my family and my work to keep me focused on what’s important.”
She additionally commented on the royal household’s latest loss of Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9.
“The Duke of Edinburgh’s loss has left a huge void in the life of the family,” she stated. “I have known him all my life: he played polo with my father. When it comes to the Queen I’ve always made it a rule not to talk about private conversations.”
She and Prince Andrew — who divorced in 1996 — had two kids, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, now all grown up and in at all times in the public eye. The Duchess stated she meets with them usually, and has a nice relationship with their households.
“I see my girls and their families as often as possible,” she stated. “The three of us call each other a tripod, in that we will always support the other. I love spending time with August [Eugenie’s son, born in February]: he seems to love my energy and seeing me dress up in headbands and hats. And when I make helicopter noises — his grandmother is a pilot, after all.”
“I’m very proud of how my girls have dealt with having public profiles. I think the challenges presented by social media and trolling are nightmarish. A lot of social media is an absolute sewer.”