Sarah Ferguson On Being A Royal: "It's Not A Fairytale" | The Oprah Winfrey Show | OWN


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    In 1996, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, sat down with Oprah to discuss the realities of marrying into the royal family. Sarah opened up about what it was like to live in Buckingham Palace, why the late Princess Diana was the perfect princess, and how the British media is "cruel" and "invasive". For more on #oprahwinfreyshow, visit
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    Sarah Ferguson On Being A Royal: "It's Not A Fairytale" | The Oprah Winfrey Show | OWN

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    1. norman bates

      She was caught being corrupt. Taking a bribe. She is a narcccist, who believes she can't do anything wrong

    2. Julie Vander Leest

      Well I suppose that you would walk to the kitchen to eat but by the time you make it across the town of a palace to your room, you’d have to turn around and go back to the kitchen to eat again because you walked it all off.

    3. Happy Potter

      Filled with everything that is for Oprah. She really is becoming Less than ingenuous in what she is prepared to do. Scrape the bottom of the barrel Oprah.

    4. Jessica Johnson

      Diana, Sarah and Meghan all from different times with the Royal Family and all came out with the same story of their BS.

    5. Paul Denham

      Fergie then even admitted the press tried to her and in 1997 someone did

    6. nm

      Anyone who marries a famous royal prince is insulted and abused so much in the press. Meghan literally had her integrity and character questioned as to why did she marry because he's a prince, opportunistic, social climber like crazy things. I feel bad for these women they are treated so badly their honesty and integrity are questioned daily in the press. And for diana it was so bad also from weight to mental health she was questioned on all its horrible. And the royal family cannot defend or let these women put out a statement saying something to defend themselves its a pitty. Its like social or cyber bullying but not having or being allowed the ability to defend yourself due to royal protocol its outdated such protocols. They should have the basic right to answer or defend themselves without asking the firm and attaining approval

    7. Jayshri Sanghvi

      No matter what we say, Diana used the press to her advantage till she died.

    8. Dee Dee

      What is so hard about waving back to people and being polite with others. Millions living in poverty would love to be a royal, here Fergie cheats on her husband by sucking on another man's toes, then complains the job is hard.

    9. Conny Hanson

      Oprah and Americans are just completely clueless when it comes to the monarchy and the English. It’s embarrassing how clueless they actually are - they really think Buckingham palace is something out of a Disney movie.

    10. Harley Hartley

      The history book on the shelf, it’s always repeating itself

    11. Mary Honderich

      I am a river too ❤️

    12. Angel Wu

      Oprah keeps interrupting. So frustrating

    13. Maa Jane

      God will punish them including piers Morgan and his evil media in the u k

    14. Maa Jane

      What kind of life is that? Especially if u are a biracial person, there’s no way they will aloud in Meghan has been a lot, thank God and her husband for us to get her alive

    15. Seb Sir

      What BS ! In private, they do whatever they want. If they want to study any field, have interesting hobbies, meet fantastic people, they easily can. They can live an incredible life ! They just have to play by the rules... to act high class (they can even fake it !) I am sure they don't work 35h/week those crybabies (diana, fergie, markle, harry & co). They have employees, they travel all over the world... You can see where they go when they take a break for few weeks/months : only beautiful places where commoners can only dream to go. They just want to say and do stupid things in private and in public, to act like low class citizen, like very stupid sploiled teens, and not being called out for their wrong doing.

    16. Pam Gardner

      Oprah is so disrespectful and belittling screw her.

    17. Pam Gardner

      Fergie was a freak show . Andy was a moron . Meg is a media hog Harry has PTSD .

    18. Diego Feliciano

      Fun Fact, the Diana 1995 interview was supposed to be done with oprah but martin bashir was more persuasive as he gave more of a narrative for Diana to work around

    19. Abigail Enrile

      “Cruel and Vicious British Press”

      1. Seb Sir

        Because they exposed her cheating on her husband...

    20. Barbara Cordero

      "shut up Fergie"

    21. em couts

      They signed up for it I have no sympathy for any of them.

    22. Paola Di Meo

      She was stupid

    23. shiva pejman

      Fergie and her treacherous behavior. Oprah is a dolt.

    24. d k

      Oprah is so annoying!

    25. Frances Chewy Bear

      I never watched Oprah but the clips I’ve seen, she interrupts sooo much

    26. belladrome

      Oprah is truly awful

    27. Thinkin Thankin

      Sorry but we aspect from them the lose of the personal self, to put the ego away from the role. The queen is the constitution protector, to do that she has to put her ego and personal mind and life problems far away from her job. More over she is a symbol for almost a century for her people, offering them sense of stability, presence, sense of responsability and sense of duty. If she didn't like the rules, why did she enter in the family who is at top of the army, the church and the politics of her country? Go f*ck yourself..

      1. Seb Sir

        So true. And be sure that, even senior members of the royal family (except for the queen), have a considerable leeway with regard to their private life. In public, it's very codified, but in private, it's wrong to say there is no flexibility (even Charles was able to buy a house and live there the way he wanted). Hierarchy ? Of course... you bow down to the queen and the upper ones... Soldiers do it daily, for a low paycheck, with their life at risk, and they don't whine. They don't play the victim card, like fergie, diana, markle, harry... those crybabies are ridiculous.

    28. Kristen Crowdus

      She died in 97 not 96.

    29. Asa Mikkelsen


    30. lyd x


    31. NJML

      The more things change the more they stay the same

    32. CalypsoKinz

      Funny , with all her complaining, she has sat her Ars still living and never left with the Royal family on their premises she complained so much about. And its BS I visited the castles their are no 30 watt bulbs, I'm glad this is being shown again I believe she and her EX husband she hasn't stopped living with even though she go MILLIONS in loans from Jeffrey Epstien are going to be removed from The Lodge she complains about. What a piece of Work!

    33. Jackie Doocey

      Yet she went back to this dungeon and now lives dear with her ex husband and is a great support to him in his darkest of moments and all the so called firm treat fergie with the up most respect mmmm I wonder

    34. Blue Ray

      They had a choice to marry or not into the Royal family. They chose to do so. You can’t accept a job and when unable to perform try to destroy the company.

    35. Bluebirds

      Fergie felt self-hatred. Diana had bulimia and threw herself down the stairs when she was pregnant. Meghan felt suicidal. What is wrong with this picture? Three beautiful, vibrant young women in love with their husbands and ready to launch into their lives which came to a screeching halt into the wall that is the Royal Family and the British tabloid press. William was very wise to carefully shield Kate. Almost impossible to marry into this family.


      All I can say that our admiration for Catherine has even gone up more. She too was a commoner but look at her today ! Hats off to William and Catherine.

    37. Tiziana D ippolito

      One year after this interwiew Diana died😔😔😔

    38. Think Centre

      ....and where is fergie now? Lost into oblivion, peniless.... watch Nutmeg !! Watch Nut-meg your future: history repeats itself

      1. Bluebirds

        Fergie lives with Prince Andrew at Royal Lodge and is often in the news. She attended Prince Harry's wedding. Hardly penniless and hardly oblivion.

    39. Aleksandra Węglarek

      OPRAH IS SO simple minded and ignorant... it's difficult to hear her speak:(

      1. Shel

        That's what make it a good interviewer

      2. Bluebirds

        Thank you.

    40. joel moore

      The tabloids have tried to kill her literally

    41. Donielle Stenson

      There is in many cultures.Propriety,custom,protocol and etiquette.Sarah Ferguson found these an inconvenience.

    42. Helene Aubry

      I am wondering if Sarah Ferguson was attacked by haters and the tabloids like Meghan ?

    43. Bella123

      The weak always want easiness in everything. Way to go Kate !!!

    44. daniel lucia

      If watching this you still don’t believe that Diana wasn’t murdered I don’t know what will.

    45. Brenda Huxtable

      The media were even worse to Camilla they called her horse face and Fergie they wrote she was fat , but who are these people they should be made to say who they are and held to account , also Politicians are called names who in a democracy have been voted for, I do not know why the media have to be so vicious .

    46. Rammsterdamm *

      So Oprah has tried to pry into the royal family for ages.

    47. helen hughes

      Apart from Diana...the other women are dysfunctional deluded women who should have known what they were getting into! Our Queen is a huge act to follow....Kate Middleton happily knowingly willingly respectfully , meets everything needed to one day lead our nation! Kate is following humbley boldly in the Queens footsteps! It takes a hell of a woman to do this job .... if they can't they usually just run for the hills and build a bank balance and notoriety, ie interviews with the lovely Oprah Winfrey ❤

      1. ChikaTime

        Princess Diana is like Kate willing to do her Royal Duties helping & supporting the Queen and his husband..its all ruined because her husband loved someone else even before they get married. the Press also didnt leave Kate before when the dating circulated even her early years in the Royal Family actually up to now. but I think having her family support and her love for her husband really what makes her to stay. and also the fact that she is also a British she already understand why they need to do certain things in the Job. she's not the type who wants to change things in the Monarchy.

      2. helen hughes

        @no pops Thank you 👏 You obviously have a real understanding about how the job of a royal really is!!

      3. no pops

        Yes, I see the likes of Kate and of course the Queen as strong women. These other women complaining do not seem to find peace and stability not even after leaving the royalty behind and building new lives for themselves, which proves their instability comes from within. Of course royal life is not easy, they forget that it is about responsibility and duty! And if they did not marry their husbands out of love,of course they won't last. I can see why the queen ended up marrying a quirky character like Phillip, she needed that kind of man to balance out the seriousness and responsibility of such a role.

    48. helen hughes

      Awwww poor Fergie 🤦‍♀️😤

    49. Mary Beth

      "The tabloids have tried to kill her"...Oprah says about Di here in 1996,one year before she died while paparazzi chased her. Haunting.

    50. Katarzynamaria Muszynska

      She is saying that begin Royal its not a fairytale but try to say that who struggle with money ,housing and homeless

    51. Critics at large 007

      That’s why Harry says that I’m more normal than the rest of my family because I spent 10 years in the Army. Good for him for getting the hell out and ending up like Prince Andrew and Princess Margaret and also like Diana and Fergie. This is one ruthless family sponging off the tax payer to the tune of £68 million per year from the tax payer and offer very little in return. I mean what do William and Kate do? No one turns up for their so called very low in number engagements.

    52. carol King

      She is very beautiful. I love that golden hair.

    53. Yasmin Haradhvala

      Jai Baba I thought the Queen had gifted the couple an entire castle for their wedding ?? Why was she not living there? Why isnt she found complaining about the Queen's immense generosity to te couple? Why did she not take her 6 month old baby and nanny with her on th trip to meet her hubby instead of leaving them behind.? Why could she not join her husband wherever with her entire family instead of complaining about the separation. That's what the present Queen had done when she first got married? She could have been with her husband with no problems. Oprah should always listen to the other side of the story which never comes to light because te policy of the Royal family is to keep a dignified complaining no explaining. What justification does she hav about her affairs...about overspending and going into enormous debts....about not joining her husband on his naval posts....if she mssed him so much? Why is the blame always on the other person? Why is there no acceptance or accountability for their own actions. Really this Poor me self indulgent justifications on these shows become boring after a point...because its always about self exoneration....and no psychological or spiritual growth.

    54. Anna


    55. Estella Moore

      Oh so was Oprah invited to Meghan’s wedding, even tho she was not a friend or even really known so that she could and would report all Meghan,s personal criticisms?

    56. Estella Moore

      So was

    57. lisa foos

      You can have anything you want. You get the best of everything. There will always be some money for you. People think you are amazing. Yeah. Must suck so much.

    58. Brooklyn

      Three women have said the same thing nobody is lying

    59. Twisted Metal

      This is not the Black Eyed Peas? Wtf?!!

    60. Pro G

      Oprah; I didn’t mean to interrupt you but you know I’m gonna.

    61. A K

      Did she say Fuckigham palace ?

    62. Priska Wen

      Thank God countess Sophie never said bad things about royal life, she really live a real life with her prince edward👑🐈

    63. M C

      At least Fergie comes across as pleasant. Meghan not so much

    64. Andrew Charles

      One year after this outburst by Fergus on the Oprah show, Diana was killed in a car crash cause by the paparazis.

    65. Elizabeth Wilk

      One good thing about Fergie is she never criticized the Queen or any of the immediate family

    66. Donna

      She has zero class like Meghan. A real lady would not divulge and gossip about what goes on within the royal family

    67. Studd Stuff

      Wow, this was done in 1996..... who would have thought what would happen to Princess Diana in 1997.

    68. Happy kl186

      30 watt bulbs wow like a prinson not a palace. Dear God i would be so depressed.

    69. Queen Of Swords

      People forget how gross the tabloids are and always get sucked in. Thank you for posting this OW as a reminder to people to not believe the BS

    70. Lou Desange

      That's why Royal family members should not marry common people. They just want to be the princess but don't want to bear the burdens of being a royal family's member

    71. Love more White

      Oprah started interviewing royals since day one. She knows alot abt them

    72. Sandra Villafuerte

      I think three ladies felt m8streated by the Monarchy. The Queen has to review what's happening in her surroundings with this young ladies. I think the Queen is O. K. But, something has to be changed. Too much moral should come at home 1st.If not is a failure. Nobody has to be a saint, but not so tight to rules, that people will feel incomfortable. Monarchy needs to modernize, with Charles, that has been raide to be King. Now he got the righy partner, that fits him. He anyway has been loyal to his wife Camila's love, that has to be appreciated. He was obedient to rules marrying Diana, but he really didn't love her as he does with Camy. Diana was too young to comprehend him. The age difference did affect her relation. Camila was a mature woman, besides young Lady D. Experience made it all... King Charles deserves make his choice, and rejoice and be happy. He has a great heart, too!

    73. Una Adair

      Too much Chinese money.

    74. Paulette Richards

      Sarah did some shady stuff

    75. Joseph Forsuh

      It was a fairytale for Meghan. A Fairy tale here, a fairy tale there and whoops you have a 3.5 hour interview with Orpah.

      1. Ty

        It was fairytale for them all, so they thougt... until they realized

    76. Frank Krank

      Last year The Queen paid £1,337.62 in council tax for Buckingham Palace (that's less that a one bedroom flat in Glasgow) I hope she qualifies for a single person discount now!

    77. Maria S'

      I wanted her to keep speaking about the “self-stem” subject and Oprah comes asking “did they let you keep the tiara”? 🤦🏻‍♀️ And what’s with the “where was the refrigerator?” Question

    78. Gold Nwani

      Fegie survived the British tabloid.Megan will survive them too.Anybody married newly into the royal family is always attacked by the British tabloid.Why?They attacked fegie,Diana,Camalla ,Kate and Megan.The only person they didn't attack much was Sophie.

    79. Burn TraitorNation

      Life isn't a fairytale Even Hitler was a human being

    80. mrs navarro

      Please educate me what are the royals for?

    81. Ella Mae Loftus

      Ok The press must be horrible but why did Megan betray and lie about the royals? With Megan being a celebrity wouldn’t you think she knew at least somewhat about the press?

    82. Thilda Taljaard

      Diana was not allowed to keep her tiara, kate wears it now

    83. Cecile Hoare

      And nothing seems to have changed since 1996! Kate has been groomed into fitting the position of future Queen, where the media had tore away at the lives of Harry and Meghan since announcing their relationship. If you remember the same happened when Sarah came into the royal circle, everyone loved Diana but no one had anything nice to say about Sarah! Why does this world thrive on hate and sells papers and makes money!

    84. Howshecutting Bogman

      She always used to say that she came to the royal family with a clown’s pocket. Andrew was always knocking about in it.

    85. Boa boy

      Every time the Lizards try to bring in a human concubine it backfires.

    86. C B Holmes

      Oprah needs to be reminded of Eckhart's wisdom: "The way to awakening is no complaining." Of course, if there were no whining in the world, Oprah would have nothing to talk about in her interviews. Whining is quite lucrative.

    87. Greg Dixon

      The Queen who has reigned for 70 years and has maintained good relations with 13 prime ministers, multiple heads of state of all colours, suddenly has a problem with a minor tv star who is on her second marriage, doesn’t speak to her father and siblings, and has had numerous fall outs with friends including her racist best friend. Tough call deciding who the problem is here?

      1. Linda Roane

        It seems the problem was happening before Meghan. What about Diana, and Fergie. I saw both their interviews, the complete ones, and they were the same as Meghan. She didn't start this. See the other two interviews before laying the blame on Meghan.

    88. Lillielou Lucas

      Oh yes, so awful living with the royals. Where does Fergie live now? Oh yeah, with Andrew at his Royal residence. So awful that it is she don't mind living off them now. She is common, Meghan is common and Diana not much better- and the Royals keep doing it. They don't learn. They marry beneath them and then the commoners don't fit in. No surprise there. Harrys grandfather told him, 'one does not marry actresses, one merely beds them'. Talking of which Meghan, (who apparently made out she knew nothing of the royals,) served as a 'yacht' girl on Epsteins yacht whilst Andrew was there. And a glass of champagne wasn't the only thing she served. My granny would say 'they are all shi&&ing in the same pot, and when he overflows there will be a stink'. I am guessing the pot is overflowing. Financially they have all done pretty well outta the Royals thankyou very much.

    89. Amibelle 92

      3 women who married into the royal family have the same stories and people are still not convinced about how bad it is🤦🏽‍♀️

    90. bwoww_16

      Oprah wouldn't even let the poor woman talk...jeez

    91. Alasdair Mcgavin


    92. Hawa Chian

      Royal Family will be the same... they will treat stangers/outsiders who came into the family, the same no matter what race they are... that's why (in my opinion) Prince William took so long to marry Kate. he want to show her what kind of life awaits her

    93. Jennifer Male

      For those who are saying that Meghan is lying, listen to Fergie and Diana.For Meghan, the race stuff made it worse on top of her being good at her job.

    94. sweetmslovinglife

      I can imagine a sista in that palace. We’ll have strobe lights, black lights in a state room with Beyoncé blaring down the hall.

    95. Sonia Soto

      No empathy for Fergie but for black Megan she understands and more empathy. Someone a racist.

    96. Sonia Soto

      But when she complained opera didn't care proving she a racist.

    97. mishl7

      "Tea-era! Tea-era!" - Oprah

    98. Kiss Me Again

      I love Oprah's dress !

    99. Hockey Mom

      Back in the day Fergie ran an organization/charity when she was trying to rehabilitate her post divorce reputation. A friend worked for her (in NYC) and said she was one of the most arrogant and most difficult people to work for. Said she insisted people courtesy for her, call her “Duchess” and referred to her as royal (post divorce). Said she was extremely demanding and condescending. Sounds narcissistic and familiar to the new ex!

    100. Meranda Panda

      Oprah being a royal "hanger on" even back then. If she had the chance to interview diana she would throw the woke princess under the bus immediately