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Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York Pt II
« Reply #495 on: June 20, 2011, 03:46:41 PM »
Okay, I admit on Sunday I watched the first episode of "the show" on Oprah's network.  More accurately, I watched about 15 minutes of it before I was disgusted and turned it of.  But interestingly, it wasn't Sarah who left me feeling a bit ill - it was Suze Orman's quasi-intense and utterly classless comments that did me in. 

What I liked about it was that part of the episode was filmed at Royal Lodge; mostly front courtyard scenes of Suze's car arriving and departing, but also great shots of the grounds surrounding the Lodge, and scenes inside Sarah's rooms there (which looked beautiful and quite grand). 

But then you had Suze fixing Sarah with an intense gaze and asking her ridiculous questions like how it felt to live there basically as a homeless guest of her ex-husband, and Sarah struggling to answer her, and I could feel the bile rising in my throat.  Then Suze tosses in for good measure how fascinated she was wondering which of the "great & good" had sat on the same toilet that she had just used. 

That's when I couldn't take any more and turned it off.

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Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York Pt II
« Reply #496 on: June 22, 2011, 01:32:59 AM »
I don't think it was a ridiculous question - rather 'priceless' ;)

I really need to sit down and watch this tonight.

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Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York Pt II
« Reply #498 on: July 04, 2011, 09:44:13 AM »
Go, Sarah! Or should I say, "duchess"?  

Kitty Kelley (I know she's a tabloid writer, ha, rather than a serious biographer so nothing much can be expected) stated in her book about the BRF that Sarah fell down from her ponies often when she was a child..... I don't dislike (nor like) her but that -- if true -- must've contributed to her... er.... "antics"? So, I'm cutting her some slack. ;)
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Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York Pt II
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Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York Pt II
« Reply #500 on: August 16, 2012, 06:29:53 PM »
Beautiful. She looks like a Bond girl now.
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Re: Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York Pt II
« Reply #501 on: September 04, 2013, 09:48:56 AM »
She has been keeping a very low profile  since the  Hotel  Sting !
( What a disgrace that was ! )

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Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York Pt II
« Reply #502 on: September 06, 2013, 06:39:25 AM »
Beautiful. She looks like a Bond girl now.

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Re: Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York Pt II
« Reply #503 on: October 20, 2013, 09:07:51 PM »
I believe Sarah is a moron and her money problems are her own fault, but why such animosity towards her daughters? I have heard of them doing nothing worse that partying like 20yr olds going to school and occasionally wearing bad outfits. They appear much smarter that their mother IMO and not worthy of such hatred in this thread.

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Re: Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York Pt II
« Reply #504 on: October 21, 2013, 08:07:57 AM »
I believe Sarah is a moron and her money problems are her own fault, but why such animosity towards her daughters? I have heard of them doing nothing worse that partying like 20yr olds going to school and occasionally wearing bad outfits. They appear much smarter that their mother IMO and not worthy of such hatred in this thread.

But their mother is more fun! The diplomatic crisis she sparked with Turkey, it was so foolhardly great! (Daring to point out that in a popular holiday destination for Britons and NATO ally, orphans were mistreated on a scale similar to Victorian Britain.) I think her daughters attract criticism because they don't seem to be passionate about anything. People respect (and are fascinated by) passion, eccentricity and people being their strange self (like the Queen with her overriding, Prussian passion: duty), but get critical about people using public money to lead lives that are neither passionately and eccentrically down-to-earth nor have anything distinguished or extraordinary about them.
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Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York Pt II
« Reply #505 on: October 21, 2013, 09:07:28 AM »
In my case it's because they appear to be funded from the public purse yet do no public duties.

In the 20th century, the British monarchy reinvented itself with a strong public service ethic, such that the quid pro quo for being a royal person is spending your time on public duties, doing charity work etc.

Yesterday I attended the unweiling of a war memorial by the Duke of Kent. He is 78, possibly not in the greatest health (he arrived at the memorial by golf buggy), but is still doing a steady round of public duties, mostly out of the limelight. His three children and young adult grandchildren do no public duties, but carry on their lives as private citizens. The York girls seem to be trying to have their cake and eat it, which is never popular with the British.

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Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York Pt II
« Reply #506 on: October 21, 2013, 12:23:44 PM »
In my case it's because they appear to be funded from the public purse yet do no public duties.

In the 20th century, the British monarchy reinvented itself with a strong public service ethic, such that the quid pro quo for being a royal person is spending your time on public duties, doing charity work etc.

Yesterday I attended the unweiling of a war memorial by the Duke of Kent. He is 78, possibly not in the greatest health (he arrived at the memorial by golf buggy), but is still doing a steady round of public duties, mostly out of the limelight. His three children and young adult grandchildren do no public duties, but carry on their lives as private citizens. The York girls seem to be trying to have their cake and eat it, which is never popular with the British.

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It's tricky because all reports are Charles (who is apparently getting more and more import behind the scenes) wants to downsize the monarchy. He's pretty vocal about it. Thus we've seen the 'fringe' members not front and center during the Jubilee like they would've been in years past. Beatrice & Eugenie aren't really given any charities, etc...they've done a few appearances--and their father is apparently seething over their 'downgrade' in protection status, etc...They're between a rock & a hard place--they aren't encourage/enable to take on their share of traditional duties and yet are the only 'blood princesses' of that generation. I don't know how much the girls cost the taxpayers--they don't have protection anymore, do they? I remember that kerfluffle in the press. Other than that, what would their costs be?
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Re: Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York Pt II
« Reply #507 on: October 21, 2013, 01:57:05 PM »
  The hotel  sting by the   National Newspaper  was the last straw.. the  giddy limit..
Since then  Sarah has virtually  disappeared from public view.

She seems to have given up the glamorous photo shoots and  photo opportunities
but then  its about time.....shes had a good run !

Its time she retired to her country cottage  to take up other more domestic interests
like  gardening  and  horse riding in the  lanes.

With the advent of  Prince William...Duchess Kate and Prince George.. the  Royal Family are
entering calmer waters...
Fergie and Diana are distant memories.
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Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York Pt II
« Reply #508 on: October 21, 2013, 02:58:48 PM »
Unfortunately, from the little we see of the pair of them, they seem in grave danger of turning out like their mother.

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Re: Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York Pt II
« Reply #509 on: October 21, 2013, 03:22:51 PM »
Fergie and Diana are distant memories.

As I've mentioned before, please don't lump these two together!  Diana didn't always do the right thing, but she was an admirable and beloved Princess of Wales.  Ferguson was nothing but a liability from Day 1 and never should have married into the royal family.  Her embarrassing antics continue.  

And Diana is certainly NOT just a "distant memory".  There's a new film out about her.  Didn't you know?