Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson were good friends, apart from being related, and it's no surprise that she can still guess what the late royal would feel about certain issues.
Sarah 'Fergie' Ferguson was not just related to Princess Diana, they were also close friends. So, it doesn't come as a surprise that Ferguson knows her late friend inside out. During an appearance on the Italian talk show, Porta a Porta, the Duchess of York was asked about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who moved to California last year after stepping back as senior working royals, according to PEOPLE.
"The most important thing—and I know Diana, if she were here, would say that—is they are happy. And she makes him happy. And I love to see that little boy that cried at the funeral to have happiness now," Ferguson, 62, said, recalling the heartbreaking moment where a young and dejected Harry walked behind his mother's coffin during her funeral procession in 1997.
Though Diana and Ferguson are actually fourth cousins, they first met as teenagers. Later, Diana introduced her friend Sarah to her now ex-husband, Prince Andrew, the younger brother of Diana's husband, Prince Charles.
"We were best friends from when she was 14 and I was 15," the Duchess, who affectionately called Diana "Duch," previously told PEOPLE.
She then revealed that if Diana were here, she would be mighty proud of the men that her sons have become. "She would be very proud of her sons and their wives," the Duchess of York, 62, tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week's cover story. "And she would be just like me, obsessed with her grandchildren. Because that's what she loved."
Ferguson then added that Diana loved her daughters Princess Eugenie, 31, and Princess Beatrice, 33. Diana "adored my girls. She adored the boys. This would be her haven. Her heaven."
"If she were sitting with me right now, I know she would say, 'I am so proud of both of my boys and the wonderful wives they have chosen,'" she says of Diana's sons Prince William, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, along with Kate Middleton, 39, and Meghan Markle, 39. "Because each has got her own voice."
"She taught me so much of public life," says the Duchess of her friend. "She was so brave. We used to have the most incredible time together."
Meanwhile, of past reports that she and Diana fell out before Diana's 1997 death, Ferguson says, "We promised each other we would always be together — there was never any daylight between us. But everybody wanted that because we were so strong together. People want to break something so strong."
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