Sarah Ferguson voices her opinion on the Meghan Markle backlash in a new interview with Vogue Arabia.
The Duchess of York, 60, tells the magazine: “It must be hard for Meghan, and I can relate to her. I believe she is modern and fabulous. She was famous before. She is great. Why can’t Meghan be great? Why can’t she be celebrated?
“Any advice for her? I tend not to give advice because it is taken out of context, but I have been in Meghan’s shoes, and I still am. There’s always a twist of negativity and it just gets so sad and tiring; it’s hard and mean. I abhor bullying and I feel desperately sorry for the pain they must be going through because I’ve been through it.”
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Ferguson, who was married to Prince Andrew from 1986 to 1996 but still has a close relationship with him, is asked how she coped with the media negativity.
“I eventually self-sabotaged. I didn’t think of the ramifications of my actions. I was at the bottom of the barrel. It was almost as if I wanted to be unlovable. But when I was at the bottom I wrote the book, Finding Sarah.
“It was difficult but I’m here now – I feel the chains of my soul are freed. I have to be aware and steer away from going down the negative route.”
Ferguson also touches on the controversy surrounding Prince Andrew and his alleged ties with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Andrew recently announced he was taking a step back from public duties.
Ferguson admits, “It’s incredibly difficult.”