Sarah Ferguson has revealed that she and Princess Diana were at one point as thick as thieves – and possibly partners in (minor) crime.
The The Duchess of Yorkknown to most as ‘Fergie’, broke the story this week saying that her bachelorette party got so wild that it resulted in her and Diana being arrested and put in the back of a police car.
“It was extraordinary because we went to a nightclub – of course you go to a nightclub with the Princess of Wales,” she shared The Kelly Clarkson Show.
“We sat down and the waiter came up to us and said, ‘Excuse me, this is a members’ club.’ It’s for fun, and we don’t serve cops here.”
Ferguson told Clarkson and actor Ike Barinholtz that they showed up at the club disguised as London police officers to celebrate her upcoming 1986 wedding to Prince Andrew.
She shared a photo of them dressed up and looking pretty unrecognizable; Diana is shown wearing a pair of oversized black rimmed glasses as the two hold drinks.
“They thought you were real cops?” Kelly asked, to which Ferguson replied, “Yes!”
As they left the club that night, Ferguson said Diana broke character, resulting in them both are arrested by nearby police officers for impersonating the police.
Once in the back of the police car, both royals turned the stones in their engagement rings to their palms so they wouldn’t be noticed. But Diana was clearly enjoying the prank and grabbed a packet of smoky bacon potato chips she found in the van and started eating them.
“The policeman at the front said, ‘You can’t do that!’ So eventually they realized it was Diana and me.”
Ferguson married Prince Andrew after being set up with him by Diana. The women had known each other since childhood – they were fourth cousins and their mothers were good friends.
When they both married into Royal familythe pressure of being constantly compared to each other strained their relationship and they had a falling out that was never resolved before Diana’s death.
“The saddest thing, at the end, we hadn’t spoken in a year“, Ferguson previously told Harper’s Bazaar. “Although I never knew the reason, except that once Diana got something in her head … I tried, wrote letters and thought that what happened did not matter, let’s figure it out . And I knew she would come back.
“In fact, the day before she died, a friend of mine called me and said, ‘Where’s Red? I want to talk to her.’
Ferguson, who has been making the press rounds to promote his new novel, A most exciting ladytold Good morning America that she knows the late princess would have made one wonderful grandmother and would be “very proud” of her five grandchildren from sons Prince Harry and Prince William.
“I think we would have a ‘grandma,'” joked the duchess, who is grandmother to Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie’s children. “Because she would run faster in the races. I wonder – she would probably be more fun. No, I think I would be more fun.”
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