Queen Elizabeth II Dead at 96: Sarah Ferguson Speaks Out
Nonetheless household. Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, paid tribute to her former mother-in-law Queen Elizabeth II, after her dying at age 96 on Thursday, September 8.
“I’m heartbroken by the passing of Her Majesty the Queen,” Ferguson, 62, wrote via Twitter on Thursday. “She leaves behind a rare legacy: probably the most unbelievable instance of responsibility and repair and steadfastness, and a continuing steadying presence as our head of state for greater than 60 years.”
Fergie, who referred to as the queen “probably the most unbelievable mother-in-low and buddy,” famous that the sovereign had given “her complete life selflessly to the folks of the U.Ok. and Commonwealth” over time.
“I’ll at all times be grateful to her for the generosity she confirmed me in remaining near me even after my divorce,” she shared. “I’ll miss her greater than phrases can specific.”
The Younger Victoria star tied the knot with the monarch’s son Prince Andrew, Duke of York, in July 1986 at Westminster Abbey. After six years of marriage, the 2 introduced their separation and divorced 4 years later. The pair, who stay on pleasant phrases, share daughters Princess Beatrice, 34, and Princess Eugenie, 32.
Whereas Ferguson notoriously had a rocky relationship with Elizabeth’s late husband Prince Phillip, she has been vocal about her love for the queen over time.
In 2021, the Weight Watchers spokeswoman appeared on an episode of the “Tea with Twiggy” podcast and referred to Elizabeth as her “biggest mentor” and the “one that believes” in her most, revealing that the royal matriarch was “extra of a mom to me than my very own mom.”
She added, “I completely admire the unbelievable manner Her Majesty is so fashionable … and the way versatile, and the way understanding, and the way forgiving and the way beneficiant.”
The Duke of York was considered one of many members of the royal household who flew to Balmoral, Scotland forward of the announcement of Queen Elizabeth’s dying. Andrew, 62, Prince William and Prince Edward all joined King Charles and Duchess Camilla on the property as a way to be by the sovereign’s aspect after information broke that she was “beneath medical supervision.”
Prince Harry, for his half, was nonetheless on his approach to be a part of the remainder of the royals when the longest-reigning British monarch handed away.
“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” Buckingham Palace mentioned in an announcement on Thursday. “The King and the Queen Consort will stay at Balmoral this night and can return to London tomorrow.”
Following her dying, Prince Charles, 73 – who assumed the throne upon his mom’s passing – paid tribute to her majesty.
“The dying of my beloved mom, Her Majesty The Queen, is a second of the best disappointment for me and all members of my household,” he wrote. “We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mom. I do know her loss might be deeply felt all through the nation, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by numerous folks around the globe.”