Princess Diana struggled to adjust to the company, unlike her sister-in-law Sarah Ferguson who was a “proper country girl” – Charles, who at the time was just a prince, made a scathing comment at the time
Diana struggled to adjust to the company, unlike her sister-in-law Sarah Ferguson. As a “proper country girl”, she had much in common with her new in-laws including a passion for animals, skiing and horseback riding. And it wasn’t long before people started to compare the two women, with a brief comment from Prince Charles highlighting the bad.
Speaking previously on Channel 5’s Fergie Vs Diana: Royal Wives at War, royal expert Jenny Bond said: “She fitted in really well. Fergie really threw herself into family life. Diana is often seen as a bit moody, and Fergie was Also, the cheerful, playful girl who was a breath of fresh air in the family.”
Aware of the differences between his wife and his brother’s other half, Prince Andrew, Charles one day reportedly asked Diana why she wasn’t like Fergie, Duchess of York.
Psychologist Jo Hemmings told the documentary: “There was a moment when Charles said to Diana, ‘Why can’t you be like Fergie?'” For someone who has very low self-esteem already, and feels very vulnerable. That was “not just a response. That would have been one of the most hurtful statements her husband could have said to her.”
Before tensions between the two women began to mount, they were very close friends and it was Diana who set Fergie and Andrew up.
But long before that, Diana tried to bring Sarah into the fold by asking the royals if she could be her maid of honor — an honor that falls somewhere between confidant and personal assistant. However, members of the royal family refused Diana’s request, saying that Sarah was not suitable.
Sarah’s friend, Lizzie Conde, said earlier: “Sarah was told she was actually unsuitable to be Diana’s maid of honor, which was a huge blow to Sarah. I think the royal family felt Sarah wasn’t classy enough. Diana was actually kind.” Extremely”. Upset by this but may not have fought for Sarah enough. Maybe she could have put her foot down more.
Royal biographer Tom Quinn previously claimed that Palace was “nervous” from Fergie who was loud and outspoken.
He told the program: “She’s not a servant and she’s not a friend. She’s kind of a middle-of-the-road. It’s a gentlemanly profession and gives enormous prestige. Diana was convinced that having Sarah Ferguson was a risk, and she was seen as a looser.” cannon. It was fun, but it made them nervous.”
Diana also defended her sister-in-law to other members of the royal family during her early days at the company. Speaking about the documentary, Richard Kay, Editor-at-Large of the Daily Mail, spoke of a particular case that occurred shortly after Sarah joined the family.
He said: “Diana was on good terms with Princess Anne, who was complaining about something Fergie had done. Diana stood up for her and said her piece. Diana was rather brave. More or less, Anne asked, ‘You have to give her a break.'” Fergie is good for the family but she has a hard time adjusting, just like I did.”