Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice 'given a life in US' after royal fallout

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice 'given a life in US' after royal fallout

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Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross

Published: 12/02/2024

- 16:17

The Duchess of York was speaking at a cancer charity event in Palm Beach, Florida

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice were given a life in the US after their parents Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew divorced, their mother has said.

The Duchess of York was speaking at the Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope’s Palm Beach charity event in Florida last week.

During her speech as the keynote speaker, Fergie thanked the American people for their support when she moved from the UK to the US in 1995 after leaving the Royal Family.

The duchess said: "I wanted to thank the American people for giving me back my life - always have a handkerchief by the way, I get so emotional.

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice

The Duchess of York was speaking at a cancer charity event in the US


"When I came in 1995... I don't know how to thank you you gave my children a life, I was divorced, from England, I went to live in America, and I got a job. And it's all thanks to you."

Fergie lived in the US for 12 years following her divorce from Prince Andrew.

She continued: "For anyone who's suffering from low hope, for anyone who believes they can't do this, they can, it's absolute nonsense."

Ferguson was diagnosed with an aggressive form of skin cancer last month after a mole was removed from her body and tested.

Princess Beatrice, Sarah Ferguson and Princess EugenieSarah Ferguson with her daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess EugenieInstagram / Princess Eugenie

Sarah Ferguson added: "The cancer alliance is about hope, and there isn't enough hope in the world."

The duchess was diagnosed with skin cancer only six months after she was treated for breast cancer.

The Royal Family have been hit with a series of health scares this month as Princess Kate underwent abdominal surgery and King Charles was diagnosed with a form of cancer following a treatment for an enlarged prostate.

Ferguson thanked the audience for all the support her family members have received over this time.

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Sarah Ferguson attends The Haute 100 on February 05, 2024 in Miami, Florida.


Princess Beatrice, Dutchess of York  and princess Eugenie

Sarah Ferguson and her two daughters in Los Angeles in 2009


She said: "I want to thank you all for your kindness in supporting my family members who are going through a hard time, and we wish everyone well, every family in the world that has been diagnosed or who is going through a difficult time we wish them well.

"And of course, my brother-in-law, we wish you well, keep fighting on."

The duchess is very fond of the US and has spoke out in previous interviews about her love for the country.

The duchess previously told The Telegraph: “I will say that after I got divorced, I spent 12 years in America, writing books, and it was a wonderful place for me. I felt free there.”

She continued: “The American people have been so good to me…they really have given my babies their mummy.”

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