SARAH FERGUSON, the Duchess of York, has described Prince Andrew as a “wonderful man” who has gone “through such enormous pain”.
In an interview with Vogue Arabia, Sarah said the claims surrounding him were “nonsense” and also compared herself to Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, who she described as “fabulous.”
She expressed her undying support for her ex-husband who was effectively ‘retired’ from royal duties following his disastrous television interview. Here, Andrew was questioned about his friendship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and accusations concerning 17-year-old sex-trafficked victim Virginia Giuffre. She said:
“When I talk about Prince Andrew, I talk about family because the last six months have been hard on the girls and me.
“To see such a wonderful man go through such enormous pain… he is the best man I know.
“It’s just incredible what he has done for Britain and it’s all nonsense.”
When speaking about Meghan Markle she said “I know what she is going through”. Ms Ferguson, who faced harsh criticism from the press after marrying into the royals and then subsequently divorcing Andrew, said she could sympathise with the Duchess of Sussex’s experience. She said:
“It must be hard for Meghan and I can relate to her. I believe she is modern and fabulous… 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.”