Princess Eugenie gushes over Sarah Ferguson on Mother’s Day: ‘You are an inspiration’

Princess Eugenie gushes over Sarah Ferguson on Mother’s Day: ‘You are an inspiration’

Watch: Princess Eugenie speak to her mum Sarah Ferguson on Mother's Day

GB News
Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross

Published: 10/03/2024

- 16:18

Updated: 10/03/2024

- 16:20

The princess described the Duchess of York’s humanitarian work around the world

Princess Eugenie gushed over her mum, Sarah Ferguson, this Mother’s Day in a video.

The princess sat down for an interview with Sarah Ferguson to mark the special occasion.

During the interview, Eugenie complimented her mother, calling her an “inspiration to women.”

Addressing Ferguson as “mumsy,” she said: “You are a huge inspiration to me and Beatrice and Jules, my co-founder of The Anti-Slavery Collective.”

Sarah Ferguson and Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie shared a video of her and her mother


The mother and daughter duo released the interview for The Anti-Slavery Collective, a charity that the princess co-founded.

Eugenie continued: “Your mission from the very beginning of time, before Beatrice and I were born, has been to impact other people’s lives around the world.

“And it’s been such an inspiration to me growing up.”

At another point in the video, the duchess is questioned about the most inspirational people she has met in her life.

Princess Beatrice, Sarah Ferguson, Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie called her mother an "inspiration" to her and Princess Beatrice


To this, Ferguson answered that her late mother-in-law the Queen was the “most extraordinary woman” she ever met.

The duchess described the Queen as having “such humility, such kindness, such strength. She always allowed other people to talk and have their moment.

"She didn't judge, she waited.”

Fergie recalled asking the Queen one time, “what do you really do?” to which Elizabeth replied, “I'm always the chairman, never the CEO.”

Princess Beatrice, Sarah Ferguson and Princess EugenieSarah Ferguson's daughters activate for social causes on social media Instagram / Princess Eugenie

The duchess also added that Nelson Mandela, Maria Montessori and Mother Teresa were among the most inspirational people she met.

At another point in the interview, the duchess spoke of how proud she is of her two children Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

She said: “I’m just really proud of Beatrice and Eugenie and my Julia, my girlies.”

The duchess went on to describe the “greatest present” she ever gave to Eugenie on her 18th birthday.


Princess Eugenie and Julia de BoinvillePrincess Eugenie and Julia de Boinville launched Anti-Slavery Collective in 2017PA

The duchess explained: "I think the best example for what I see sitting here today is that I taught you on your 18th birthday, when you went to the teenage cancer unit.

“I think it was the greatest present I ever gave you, because you understood how lucky you were and I believe that one of the finest things I've ever done in my life is make you and Beatrice the people you are, by guiding you through philanthropy and impact… and giving from the heart with love because you want to, not because you have to.”

During the interview, the duchess also spoke of her humanitarian work around the world and highlighted how important it is to help people suffering in countries like Ukraine, Yemen, Afghanistan and Palestine.

The full interview is shown on the charity’s YouTube channel and an extract was also posted onto the Instagram page.

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