Sarah Ferguson Is Using Videos and Storytelling to Stay in Touch With Royal Fans During the Pandemic

Sarah, Duchess of York‘s upbeat nature and bubbly personality displayed over the years made her a favorite among royal fans. And Prince Andrew’s ex-wife is still trying to bring some sunshine to people’s lives during these rough times.

Here’s more on how Fergie’s been keeping busy during quarantine with an initiative she’s started for children

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Sarah Ferguson thanks fans for birthday wishes with video message

On Oct. 15, Fergie posted a video to social media from her home thanking fans for the 61st birthday wishes she had received.

“I just wanted to say a very quick thank you so much for all my wonderful birthday messages,” the duchess said.

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She also been reading to youngsters all over the world

Over the past several months people everywhere had been trying to find ways to pass some time and for the Duchess of York, the way she decided to do that was by bringing a little light to others through her YouTube series Story Time With Fergie and Friends.

The series features Sarah enthusiastically reading a different children’s book and sometimes she has a few surprise guests stop by as well. The duchess’s sole reason for launching the initiative was to bring a little joy to children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“It’s so exciting because I’m in my favorite place ever, ever, ever and that’s with children and thinking of children,” Fergie said of her series. “And thinking about all of the children out there who just need a little bit of magic.”

There’s been a ton of ups and downs for the duchess over the past year

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This year has been filled with plenty of ups and downs for the duchess. She was able to watch her eldest daughter, Princess Beatrice, marry Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a very intimate affair after the plans of a larger scale ceremony were nixed because of the pandemic. And in September, she shared how happy she is by the news that her youngest daughter, Princess Eugenie, is expecting her first child with hubby Jack Brooksbank.

“I am so excited by the news that Eugenie and Jack are expecting their first child,” the duchess wrote via Instagram. “Thrilled for them both and in my 60th year cannot wait to be a grandmother. Welcoming a new baby into the York family is going to be a moment of profound joy.”

But Sarah also had to deal with the fallout and mess her ex-husband created during the latter part of 2019 with his “car crash” interview on BBC Newsnight and allegations that she convinced him to speak out.

A spokesperson for the Duchess of York, however, denied that she had anything to do with the decision stating that at the time she “was out of the country in Hong Kong, China, Saudi Arabia, and Venice and was not involved in this program which took place and was finalized whilst she was overseas.”