Nonetheless household. Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, paid tribute to her former mother-in-law Queen Elizabeth II, after her demise at age 96 on Thursday, September 8.
“I’m heartbroken by the passing of Her Majesty the Queen,” Ferguson, 62, wrote by way of Twitter on Thursday. “She leaves behind a unprecedented legacy: probably the most improbable instance of responsibility and repair and steadfastness, and a continuing steadying presence as our head of state for greater than 60 years.”
Fergie, who referred to as the queen “probably the most unimaginable mother-in-low and pal,” famous that the sovereign had given “her entire life selflessly to the folks of the U.Okay. and Commonwealth” through the years.
“I’ll all the time be grateful to her for the generosity she confirmed me in remaining near me even after my divorce,” she shared. “I’ll miss her greater than phrases can specific.”
The Younger Victoria star tied the knot with the monarch’s son Prince Andrew, Duke of York, in July 1986 at Westminster Abbey. After six years of marriage, the 2 introduced their separation and divorced 4 years later. The pair, who stay on pleasant phrases, share daughters Princess Beatrice, 34, and Princess Eugenie, 32.
Whereas Ferguson notoriously had a rocky relationship with Elizabeth’s late husband Prince Phillip, she has been vocal about her love for the queen through the years.
In 2021, the Weight Watchers spokeswoman appeared on an episode of the “Tea with Twiggy” podcast and referred to Elizabeth as her “biggest mentor” and the “one that believes” in her most, revealing that the royal matriarch was “extra of a mom to me than my very own mom.”
She added, “I completely admire the unimaginable manner Her Majesty is so fashionable … and the way versatile, and the way understanding, and the way forgiving and the way beneficiant.”
The Duke of York was one among many members of the royal household who flew to Balmoral, Scotland forward of the announcement of Queen Elizabeth’s demise. Andrew, 62, Prince William and Prince Edward all joined King Charles and Duchess Camilla on the property with a view to be by the sovereign’s facet after information broke that she was “beneath medical supervision.”
Prince Harry, for his half, was nonetheless on his method to be a part of the remainder of the royals when the longest-reigning British monarch handed away.
“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” Buckingham Palace mentioned in a press release on Thursday. “The King and the Queen Consort will stay at Balmoral this night and can return to London tomorrow.”
Following her demise, Prince Charles, 73 – who assumed the throne upon his mom’s passing – paid tribute to her majesty.
“The demise of my beloved mom, Her Majesty The Queen, is a second of the best unhappiness for me and all members of my household,” he wrote. “We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mom. I do know her loss might be deeply felt all through the nation, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by numerous folks all over the world.”