What Does Sarah Ferguson Really Think About Harry And Meghan?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shocked the world when the announced their decision to step down as senior members of the royal family and move out of the U.K. As they've transitioned into their new lives in California, the two have maintained a seemingly distant yet cordial relationship with the royal family. And while Harry maintained  a pleasant relationship with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, before her death, according to Express, his bonds with King Charles II and Prince William are still thought to be strained. Harry traveled back to the UK twice in 2021, once in April for Prince Philip's funeral and again in June for the Princess Diana statue unveiling, but Meghan has not made a trip across the pond since she and Harry moved away.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been determined to live life on their own terms, and to raise their two children, Archie and Lilibet Diana, out of the spotlight — and that's exactly what they have done. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Harry and Meghan have received a fair share of scrutiny for their decision to step away from royal life, but there's one person who seems to be in complete support of them, and that's Harry's aunt, Sarah Ferguson.

Sarah Ferguson just wants Prince Harry to be happy

It's unclear how close Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to Sarah Ferguson these days, but the Duchess of York seems to be very content with the couple's decision to move out of the UK — and she hasn't been shy about speaking out about it. "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," Sarah said, according to People magazine. 

Back in July 2021, Sarah has a similar reaction when talking about Harry and Meghan during an interview with "Good Morning America." "I personally would never be able to judge another, so I just am not like that. I wish Harry and Meghan so much happiness and I know that Diana would be so proud of her sons and their wives," she said. It's clear that Harry has a strong ally in his aunt, and she seems to have nothing but love for him and Meghan.

An inside look at Sarah Ferguson and Meghan Markle's relationship

Besides being members of the royal family, Sarah Ferguson and Meghan Markle share something unique in common. The two have separately experienced bullying from the press and have subsequently spoken up about it. In 2019, Sarah wrote an essay for Hello! about the negative aspects of social media and the internet. She talked about past rumors regarding her relationship with Princess Diana, writing, "Women, in particular, are constantly pitted against and compared with each other in a way that reminds me of how people tried to portray Diana and me all the time as rivals, which is something neither of us ever really felt."

In a 2021 interview on "Good Morning America," the interviewer asked Sarah about her thoughts on Meghan's mistreatment by the press. Sarah stood up for Meghan, saying, "There should be no judgment on race, creed, color or any other denomination." This wasn't the only time Sarah gave the Duchess of Sussex a helping hand. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey (via Daily Mail), Meghan revealed that Sarah gave her a last minute lesson on curtsying prior to meeting Queen Elizabeth II. She said, 'Right in front of the house we practiced and ran in. Fergie ran out and said, 'Do you know how to curtsy?'" It sounds like Sarah was a caring royal mentor to Meghan.

Sarah Ferguson shared her thoughts on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's books

Sarah Ferguson has nothing but praise for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. In 2021, Sarah spoke to Entertainment Tonight about Prince Harry's upcoming memoir. According to Today, the book's initial release date for fall 2022 has possibly been moved to 2023. A press release by Random House (via Today) stated, "Prince Harry will share, for the very first time, the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him."

Sarah had kind words regarding Harry's memoir and Meghan's children's book, "The Bench." She told Entertainment Tonight, "I think the fact that Meghan's written a children's book is really good, well done her, because anyone that sits there writing a book, it's really hard. Cause you have to keep it all very condensed, if it's children's." She then offered her take on Princess Diana's youngest, stating, "With Harry, I think he's got a lot to say and, really, I think Diana would be really proud of her sons, and their wives and the [grandkids]." Overall, Sarah surely isn't leaving fans guessing with her opinions on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.