Divorced royal Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, opens up in the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine.
In the accompanying interview Fergie reveals that, despite having divorced him 15 years ago, she still loves ex-husband Prince Andrew, and calls him her “soul mate”.
She also insists she wasn’t pimping him out when she was secretly filmed by a tabloid last year apparently negotiating access to her ex for cash.
Ferguson says that the businessman, who was in fact a tabloid reporter, wanted to invest in her company so she suggested that he meet her family.
“But the way it came across in the video, it was so horrible, because they cut it and edited it and changed it, chopped it,” she said.
Here’s what else she had to share with the magazine….
On the ‘cash for access’ scandal:
“It shocked me to the roots of my whole being. I didn’t do that, selling access,” she says. The masquerading Indian mogul, she explains, “said he wanted to start a business with me, and I said, ‘If you’re going to invest in my business, with that comes my family, because we’re all a team together.’ But the way it came across in the video, it was so horrible, because they cut it and edited it and changed it, chopped it.”
On not being invited to the Royal Wedding:
“I understand that they didn’t invite me. I’m divorced from Prince Andrew. I think it’s a new chapter and a fresh page. I look at it and think, I was once that bride. It’s very sad. You’re happy for them, of course, but it’s sad because you’d love to do it all over again, but with the awareness that you have now.”
On her former husband, Prince Andrew:
“He’s a great man, and a ﬁrst-rate father and the bestest friend.” She says with help from Andrew, she is once again debt free. “I love him. He’s my soulmate. It’s actually what we said in front of God at the altar: We honor and respect each other until death do us part. The only thing is, he has girlfriends and I have boyfriends.”
On her relationship with her daughters:
“The only thing I know I’ve done 100 percent right is be a good mother. I’m proud to say I’m the best mom I know. People say to me, ‘What is your brand identity?’ And I say, ‘I’m a global mother.’”
Click on over to Harper’s Bazaar for the full interview.
Check out a behind-the-scenes video from her shoot below:
Image courtesy Harper’s Bazaar