Sarah Ferguson compares herself to Jennifer Aniston in rare podcast appearance
She opened up in the Femail Half-Hour podcast
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Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York has opened up during a rare podcast appearance to compare herself to Hollywood icon Jennifer Aniston.
- Sarah Ferguson has discussed the way her children’s books and YouTube channel have made her a hit with the younger generation.
- The Duchess of York shared that her step-grandson, Wolfie, adores watching her on YouTube and thinks she’s very “cool”.
- This royal news comes as Prince Charles shares a sweet childhood photo of himself alongside the Queen Mother in a touching tribute.
Sarah Ferguson has recently released her first adult novel, Her Heart for a Compass, much to the excitement of royal fans. However, it’s her children’s books and YouTube content for younger viewers that the Duchess of York has perhaps been best known for in recent years. Posting regular videos on her YouTube channel, Sarah shares crafting tips and reads some of her favorite children’s titles.
And it seems that her efforts have also been delighting her own family. Opening up to the Femail Half-Hour podcast, Sarah claimed that her step-grandson Wolfie thinks she's a "star". Five-year-old Wolfie is the son of Princess Beatrice’s husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi from a previous relationship and according to Sarah, he's a big fan of her videos.
“For him... I'm very cool,” she revealed, explaining. “He thinks I'm a star because he sees me on television, on YouTube.”
And there is apparently one star in particular Sarah thinks of when she reflects on Wolfie's love of her videos.
The Duchess of York went on to compare herself to a true Hollywood legend, declaring that Wolfie sees her as the “Jennifer Aniston of his life”. With Jennifer Aniston thought of as one of the most popular and recognizable A-list stars, the significance of this comparison certainly seems to reflect Wolfie’s deep admiration for his inspirational step-grandmother.
The pair are thought to be close, with Sarah previously reminding royal fans that she was already a grandmother before Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s son was born. According to Express.co.uk (opens in new tab), when Princess Eugenie’s pregnancy was first announced, a spokesperson for the Duchess of York told the Mail that whilst she was overjoyed, she very much sees Princess Beatrice’s stepson, Wolfie, as a grandchild too.
“Wolfie is already a very much-loved member of their family and the duchess is very keen to stress that she sees Wolfie as their grandchild too”, they stated.
Sarah Ferguson will no doubt have thoroughly enjoyed reading her books with Wolfie since he joined their loving family. Whilst Princess Eugenie's son August and Princess Beatrice's first child, due this autumn, will likely get to experience them in the future too.
Though they might have to wait a while yet to discover the Duchess' latest release, Her Heart for a Compass, which is a huge departure from the children’s books she’s written in recent years.
Her Heart for a Compass by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York | Amazon | £11.99 (opens in new tab)
Rebelling against a patriarchal society, Lady Margaret Montagu Scott flees an arranged marriage seeking freedom. Though her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch must now face the consequences of her actions as their friendship with Queen Victoria means that the family are under great public scrutiny. Finding strength amongst companions including Princess Louise, Margaret realises she must follow her heart, wherever that may lead.
Co-written with Marguerite Kaye, it’s based on the life of Sarah’s great-great-aunt, Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott. And it seems to have already gone down a storm as the Duchess told Radio 4’s Front Row that she has now signed a second book deal with publishers Mills & Boon.
“We all have self-doubt,” she told listeners. “But it was really exciting to grow together in friendship and collaboration and we're both very unified together in this book Her Heart For A Compass.”
Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.
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