Sarah Ferguson Reacts to Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Oprah Interview

Sarah Ferguson is speaking out.

The Duchess of York reacted to the Oprah Winfrey interview earlier this year with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an interview with The Telegraph.

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During the conversation, she addressed the widely publicized conversation.

“;All I want to say on this is that Oprah helped me greatly when I went to the U.S. and was interviewed by her,”; Sarah said.

“;I”;m a great supporter of Oprah and everything that she does,”; she added.

She also discussed Queen Elizabeth, saying she is “;a huge guiding influence in my life” and “;is the most extraordinary lady and most extraordinary head of state and most extraordinary mother-in-law. For me her dedication of her entire life to the service of her country is an inspiration, as it is to people around the world.”;

As for the late Prince Philip, she said: “;The Duke was an extraordinary consort, father and grandfather, and his passing has left a great void in the family. He served his nation and the Queen with incredible dedication for almost 70 years.”;

She also spoke about being in the public eye.

“;Being the focus of public scrutiny and criticism does take a toll on mental health, inevitably. I”;ve been very open about how difficult it was when the tabloids criticized my weight and my choices and called me the “;Duchess of Pork.’ I remember one headline when a newspaper had run a poll and claimed that 82 per cent of people would rather sleep with a goat than Fergie. Of course that undermines your self-confidence and your self-worth. You start to believe that the whole world does think you are fat and frumpy.”

“;I”;m prepared to be quite open about the fact that my mental health has suffered thanks to some of the criticism I came in for, and things that happened in my childhood, such as my mother leaving when I was a teenager. I certainly had an unhealthy relationship with food for a long time. I”;ve been in therapy in the past to deal with those issues.”;

Back in 1996, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, sat down with Oprah to discuss marrying into the royal family, and everything that came with the territory.

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