Sarah Ferguson is speaking out.
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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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