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Sarah Ferguson                  

Duchess of York, Philanthropist, Author and Advocate

An international personality, successful career woman and single working mother, Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York, is an inspiring role model whose extraordinary life is a testament to the powers of faith, resolve and resiliency. Against the backdrop of celebrity and privilege, Sarah speaks candidly about her perils on the world stage and about her journey from near-ruin to reinvention and redemption.

As the author, most recently, of What I Know Now: Simple Lessons Learned the Hard Way, Sarah shares the hard-won lessons that have helped her work through challenges, told with her characteristic candor and down-to-earth charm. Her thoughtful, simple approach to dealing with obstacles applies to the struggles we all face in life.

Bringing her natural warmth and talent as a storyteller to the podium, Sarah draws from her extraordinary life to illuminate a wide range of topics. From overcoming personal struggles to living authentically, Sarah shares compelling memories from her own life to engage audiences in an inspiring, candid speech.

After graduating from Queen’s Secretarial College, Sarah worked in public relations and fine art. After a year-long romance with Prince Andrew, the couple married in 1986. They had two children, Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary of York and Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York.

Suddenly catapulted into international view, Sarah had a short honeymoon with the media that was followed by constant attacks in the British media that scrutinized her clothes, weight and personality. After several years of her personal struggles being played out on the public stage, her rocky marriage with Prince Andrew ended in separation in 1992.

Since her divorce from Prince Andrew, Sarah has remained in the media spotlight as a commercial spokesperson, passionate humanitarian and successful author. She has represented leading companies such as Weight Watcher's International, Waterford-Wedgwood and Complex Technologies. Sarah is internationally recognized for her support of health-related causes around the world and humanitarian work for children in need. Her books include an autobiography, My Story, several self-help and dieting books such as Reinventing Yourself with The Duchess of York and Dieting with The Duchess; and children’s stories, including the Budgie the Little Helicopter series and Little Red books.

Media interest in Sarah remains as strong as ever. She is frequently the subject of interviews seen in leading national newspapers and magazines and she is a popular guest on top-rated television and radio programs. A true testament to her popularity and recognition internationally, she was recently a featured presenter at the Golden Globes Award ceremony in Los Angeles.

Speech Topics


Overcoming Adversity

My Road to Authentic Life

Women and the Spirit of Caring

Risk & Self Discovery

News


Sarah Ferguson Opens Teenage Cancer Trust Unit - Look to the Stars

Earlier this week, Sarah, Duchess of York, opened a new Teenage Cancer Trust unit for young people with cancer from the South of England and the Channel ...

'It's Brilliant': Sarah Ferguson Reveals Excitement At Kate ...

While everyone is counting down the last few days before the Kate Middleton is due to give birth, Sarah Ferguson has revealed that she is just as "excited" by the  ...

Beatrice, Eugenie & Sarah Ferguson Attend Novak Djokovic ...

Wimbledon fever was still running strong in London last night for the Novak Djokovic Foundation inaugural gala dinner. Naturally, Buckingham Palace's social ...

Sarah Ferguson On Who In The Royal Family Still Makes Her Nervous

Sarah Ferguson Admits This Royal Family Member Still Makes Her Nervous ... life (and she was once her daughter-in-law!), Sarah Ferguson still gets the jitters  ...

Sarah Ferguson Says She Is Just Friends With Rumored Boyfriend ...

Sarah Ferguson is setting the record straight about a rumored budding romance between her and director, producer and entrepreneur Manuel Fernandez.

Eli Manning, Michael J. Fox and Sarah Ferguson at 9/11 Charity ...

A stream of luminaries visited its Midtown offices, including Peyton and Eli Manning, Michael J. Fox and Sarah Ferguson, who joined brokers to complete trading ...

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