Sarah Ferguson has been “working her socks off behind the scenes” to keep her family happy amid the controversies surrounding Prince Andrew. The Mail on Sunday’s Charlotte Griffiths said that Fergie sees her “main purpose” as “keeping her family together and keeping her daughters happy”. She claimed that both Princess Eugenie and Beatrice have been left “really upset” about the entire scandal.
Ms Griffiths said: “Fergie has been working her socks off behind the scenes to keep everything calm and tranquil within her own family.
“It has been unbelievably strenuous obviously for Andrew, who truly believes he should have kept his honorary titles.
“I gather that he flys into emotional moments, as you would if you’re under this amount of pressure.
“And Fergie is trying to keep the family together, that is her main purpose, and to keep her daughters happy.
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She added: “”It is really upsetting for her daughters and she wants to keep everyone unified, even under such a strenuous situation.”
Even though Andrew and Sarah split over 30 years ago, the couple still live together at Royal Lodge in Windsor when she is in the UK.
As recent as December, Sarah expressed her commitment and support for Andrew, telling an Italian talk show that she stood by Andrew 100 percent.
She told the show Porta a Porta: “I completely stand by Andrew 100 percent. He is such a kind, great man, he is a brilliant father and now a fantastic grandfather.
This was just a day after it was announced that Andrew had reached an out of court settlement with his accuser Virginia Giuffre.
The settlement – said to be £12million – means Andrew will no longer face a civil jury trial over allegations that he sexually assaulted Virginia Giuffre on three separate occasions when she was 17.
Andrew has continuously denied all of Ms Giuffre’s claims.
Court documents show the disgraced royal will make a “substantial donation” to Ms Giuffre’s charity, which supports victims’ rights.
The Duke of York has also seen his honourary military titles taken away from him by the Queen.