Fergie describes the Queen as “more of a mother to me than my own mother.”
Fergie claims that the Queen was more like a mother to her than her own mother. The Duchess of York, who divorced Prince Andrew in 1996, has been embroiled in a number of scandals, but she claims that her former mother-in-law has always believed in her.
“My greatest mentor and…person who believes in me is the Queen, and [she]has never faltered,” Fergie, 61, continued. Her Majesty’s wonderful modernity is something I adore… and how adaptable, understanding, forgiving, and generous they are.”
Prince Andrew’s ex-girlfriend was recently featured on the Tea With Twiggy podcast, promoting her debut Mills & Boon novel Her Heart For A Compass.
“I consider to myself that my mother-in-law has been more of a mother to me than my mother,” she told model Twiggy, 71.
“I honestly believe there is no finer mentor because, from a tiny girl to today, Her Majesty’s consistency has been a big honour, a huge honour that makes me want to cry,” Fergie continued.
Susan Barrantes left Fergie, 13, with her father Ronald to start a new life with polo player Hector Barrantes in Argentina. In an automobile accident there in 1998, she died at the age of 61.
Last week, the Duchess and her ex-husband were claimed to have visited the Queen at Balmoral for a holiday. Since her expulsion from the royal family in the 1990s, this is her first true summer break in the Scottish castle.
When the Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April, was in town, he reportedly refused to let her stay.