Sarah Ferguson has heaped
praise on her daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie,
following their “extraordinary” appearance at the Queen’s Platinum
Speaking on The Graham
Norton Radio Show with Waitrose, the author – who was married to the Queen’s
son Prince Andrew – confessed she “screamed at her TV” when her
daughters made their way to St Paul’s Cathedral for the Thanksgiving
Service on June 3.
“Everyone else looked a
bit… very serious and they were smiling and really thanking their grandmother
for these 70 years,” she explained, adding: “I was watching the
telly-like, ‘Well done girls, you’re smiling.’ I can’t get over how beautiful
my girls look. When they went off to the Jubilee Thanksgiving Service, wasn’t
that just beautiful?
“I couldn’t get over it.
There was Beatrice in blue and Eugenie in orange and they are smiling, right.
So grateful… I was screaming at the TV.”
Of their upbringing within the
royal family, Sarah stated: “I think the way Beatrice and Eugenie are
behaving and have behaved, it’s just extraordinary.”
The royal sisters at St Paul’s Cathedral for the Queen’s Thanksgiving Service
The mum-of-two went on to
speak about her and ex-husband Prince Andrew’s different approaches to
parenting. “As parents, Andrew very, very much sticks to the Navy
schedules and has real discipline. He has always been like that,” she
“And then along comes the
river – that’s how I call myself – giving that sense of humour and that sense
of joy and sense of little more freedom and I’ve always been like that with the
girls, so they have the best of both.”
Mum Sarah with daughters Beatrice and Eugenie
When asked about life as a
grandmother, the writer replied: “I think that it’s so fabulous to be a
granny. And for all those grannies out there. I’m going to own ‘super grannie’.
“When I go to see August,
he’s 16 months old, he really finds me funny. So for once, I know that he
really is thinking I’m funny, and then Sienna, she’s just unbelievable. She’s only
seven months, I’m very, very, very lucky.”