Duchess of York shares emotional tribute to her late mother


Sarah Ferguson
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Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, has shared an emotional tribute to her late mother, Susan, on her Instagram page.

Our thoughts go out to Sarah Ferguson, who has been reflecting on the untimely death of her mother, Susan Barrantes.

Susan died in a car accident in 1998 when she was living in Argentina. Susan was living with her second husband, Hector Barrantes.

Sarah shared two images, the first of her mother and sister Jane, along with their adorable pet poodle Puff, sat in a boat on a picturesque lake. The second is a photograph of her late mother, looking stylish in a white jacket and sunglasses. Sarah captioned the picture, 'Happy days with Mum (always in my heart) my sister Jane and Puff the Poodle on a lake in Scotland. She died far too young .. we miss you Mum ❤️❤️❤️'

Her followers were quick to show their support, writing comments expressing their condolences to the Duchess.

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'Dear Sarah, You lost your mum and your dear friend Princess Diana in very tragic circumstances. Take heart that to live in the hearts of the living with love and affection is never to die,' read one heartfelt message.

While another follower wrote, 'Losing your Mum is a total game changer and it doesn’t get better with time💔sending you lots of love. Xx'

A third commented, 'I don’t think it matters how old you are when your mother dies, it’s your mom. Nothing replaces her. 💔'

It's clearly a topic that resonates..

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Though mother and daughter had their ups and downs, with some resentment reportedly felt by Sarah after her mother's departure to Argentina, the Duchess chose to forgive any misgivings, publishing a heartfelt letter to her mum back in 2015.

“It has been 17 years since you departed on your last drive from the farm in Argentina. There is not a day that doesn’t go by when I wish I could pick up the telephone and tell you what I have been doing, to tell you how your granddaughters have excelled and shine,” reports HELLO, with an extract from A LETTER TO MY MOM.

“They continually remind me of your magnetic energy and the humility with which you lived your life for 62 years.”

Lauren Hughes

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