Sarah Ferguson today: Where is Fergie? Does she have a job? Does she see the Royal Family? | Life | Life & Style


Sarah Ferguson is set to be back under the spotlight this October, when her daughter Princess Eugenie, 28, marries Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle.

Mother of the bride, Sarah is reported to be busy helping her daughter prepare for the upcoming royal wedding. 

Despite not being a member of the Royal Family for 22 years, Sarah has remained in the spotlight and forged a successful career as a writer, presenter and business woman. 

She has also held onto her title of the Duchess of York, given to her on her marriage to Andrew in 1986.

With a net worth estimated at £751,000 (according to celebrity intelligence website, how did Fergie gain an income?

Today, Sarah runs multiple businesses and spends her time attending charity events and other social engagements.

According to the Daily Mail, the 58-year-old used the pseudonym “Margaret York” – using her middle name – to set up children’s entertainment company Strawbugs Ltd in 2015.

She is also on the board of La Luna Investments, a business support service and is also reported to be a director of flavoured tea brand, Ginger & Moss.

The flame-haired Duchess was also appointed executive director of media and entertainment company Gate Ventures in 2017, with interests in the UK performing arts sector.

In 2017 Sarah’s pseudonym was exposed, with her full name now stated on the records of both La Luna Investments and Strawbugs.

Since her divorce Sarah has also kept herself busy with a host of lucrative endorsement deals, from Wedgwood to cosmetics giant Avon, to a decade-long contract with Weight Watchers.

She is also an accomplished author, having written various books including her own 1997 autobiography, My Story and 2011’s Finding Sarah: A Duchess’s Journey to Find Herself in 2011.

She has also hosted radio shows and the 2009 ITV reality show, The Duchess on the Estate. The controversial TV show saw the Duchess journey to a working class estate in Manchester for a fly-on-the-wall documentary. This was followed by another called The Duchess in Hull.

Even before marrying Andrew, Sarah is reported to have had a string of normal jobs, taking a course at Queen’s Secretarial College in Kensington and passing the course at the young age of 18.

Sarah then worked at a public relations firm in London, an art gallery and a publishing company, before she met Prince Andrew and married him in 1986.

She shares a former career with her daughter Eugenie, who works as an associate director at art gallery Hauser & Wirth.

Despite a solid career, it’s expected that the mother-of-two’s priority is now Eugenie’s wedding later this year, with Royal Central expert James Brookes revealing to the Express: “There’s no doubt, I think, that Eugenie’s mother, Fergie, will play a large role in helping her daughter prepare for the big day.

“Eugenie’s already said that family is a huge part of her life and that she wouldn’t be able to make tough decisions without her mum.”

Showing her support for future son-in-law, Fergie took to Twitter earlier in the year, posting: “We love Jack and I am so excited to have a son.”

Sarah’s influence was even apparent in the couple’s engagement, with Eugenie’s engagement ring the spitting image of her mother’s ruby-coloured rock. 

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