The Duchess of York plays dress up for special project

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Sarah Ferguson has dressed up as a bus conductor for the latest edition of Storytime with Fergie and Friends.

  • The Duchess of York donned a conductor's hat and used various props to read The Wheels on the Bus by Yu-hsuan Huang
  • Her special guest was daughter, Princess Beatrice
  • Prince Andrew's ex-wife started the project at the beginning of lockdown to help others
  • It follows royal news that Sarah Ferguson has launched a new charity

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, proved she's committed to her Storytime with Fergie and Friends initiative when she dressed up as a bus conductor over the weekend.

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The Duchess was reading The Wheels on the Bus by Yu-hsuan Huang and took the opportunity to go all out with her fancy dress when she donned a conductor's hat and surrounded herself with props - including a red bus.

It was a busy weekend for Fergie, 60, as she also treated royal fans to Peppa Pig's Busy Day on Sunday and will be reading The Jelly That Wouldn't Wobble on Monday at 4pm.

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Prince Andrew's ex-wife was inundated with praise from her followers, with one saying, "You're so great with the children's books." Another said, "Love the hat!"

Having published several of her own children's books, the Duchess started the initiative at the beginning of lockdown in a bid to lift the spirits of the nation and keep young children entertained.

Explaining the premise of the project, Sarah said, “Hello everybody. It’s so exciting because I’m in my favourite place ever, ever, and ever and that’s with children – and I’m thinking of all children out there that just need a little bit of magic. So, everyday, I’m going to do story time with Fergie and friends – not just Fergie!

“You haven’t to worry, they’re not very long books – well they could be long books – let’s get a bit of magic going here shall we!”

As well as putting time into Storytime with Fergie and Friends, the Duchess has also been busy launching a new charity, Sarah's Trust, which she hopes will make a "long lasting difference to vulnerable communities".

A statement on the charity’s Instagram page read, “Sarah’s Trust is a new charity dedicated to acting as a bridge between individuals and organisations whose social responsibility and financial ability enables them to give philanthropically and charities who can show that their donations will be directed exactly where they are needed most, ensuring impactful and long lasting change in vulnerable communities.”

Keep up the good work, Fergie!

Georgia Farquharson

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