It’s been 11 years since Sarah Ferguson divorced her husband, Prince Andrew, so, many people are wondering what the Duchess of York is doing now. Despite being at the center of a fair share of controversies in recent years, the 58-year-old royal is living a simpler life running multiple businesses and attending lots of charity events today.
On top of that, she’s happy to be celebrating her daughter Princess Eugenie’s engagement! “A total embrace of goodness and joy,” Sarah tweeted after her daughter announced her engagement to Jack Brooksbank on Monday, Jan. 22. “We love Jack and I am so excited to have a son, a brother, and a best friend. Eugenie is one of the finest people I know and so together it will be pure harmony.” She proceeded to share a plethora of photos on Twitter of the couple paired with inspirational quotes.
— Sarah Ferguson (@SarahTheDuchess) January 22, 2018
In addition, according to the Daily Mail, Sarah used the pseudonym Margaret York — Margaret is her middle name — to establish Strawbugs Ltd, a children’s entertainment company, in April 2015 and La Luna Investments Ltd, a business support service, in October 2014. She is also reportedly the director of another company, Ginger & Moss, which sells flavored teas.
Beatrice, Sarah, and Eugenie in April 2017. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Though Sarah — who is now worth just $1 million — split with Prince Andrew, 57, years ago, the two allegedly still live together today at the Royal Lodge at Windsor. They also reportedly bought a nearly $17 million ski lodge in Switzerland in 2016. The couple were previously married from 1986 until 1996 and are parents to two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Eugenie.
In an October 2016 interview, Sarah interestingly revealed she and her ex-husband, Andrew, are sort-of an item today. “We’re divorced to each other right now [but] we’ve never really left each other,” she said. When specifically asked if they were still together, the Duchess replied, “Yes.”
Sarah has also recently remained in the spotlight because she went through a drastic, 55-pound weight loss. “I got to a point where I just couldn’t bear looking at myself any minute longer,” she told Matt Lauer on the Today show back in 2015. “I was 190 pounds a year ago and I was miserable. You look at the top of the mountain, you think you’re never going to get there.”
“Had I not just chosen food as my friend, I would have chosen something else. I mean a lot of people turn to shopping, alcohol, smoking, any other addiction,” she continued. “My addiction was food. I used it to suppress my feelings and therefore every time I went through something — a salacious lie the media might tell about me — I ate to compensate.”