Sarah Ferguson Revealed How She Really Thinks Princess Diana Would Feel About Harry and Meghan’s Decision to Leave the Family

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shocked the world when they announced back in January 2020 that they would be stepping back from their roles as senior royals within the royal family. Since then, the two have settled down in California and have even welcomed their second child, named after Queen Elizabeth and Harry’s mother, Princess Diana.

Sarah Ferguson, who disaffiliated from the royal family long ago after her divorce from Prince Andrew, was quite close with Diana. And she recently revealed how she thinks Diana would have felt about Harry and Meghan’s royal exit.

Sarah Ferguson smiles at Princess Diana in 1983
Sarah Ferguson and Princess Diana in 1983 | Georges De Keerle/Getty Images

The royal family is still sorting through tension caused by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s exit

When Harry and Meghan announced their royal exit back January 2020, people were shocked. However, it didn’t affect anyone like it affected the royal family. At the time, there were reports of tension between Meghan and Kate Middleton, though the rumors were unfounded beyond “anonymous sources.” But that tension soon pivoted to Harry and Prince William.

During Harry and Meghan’s trip to South Africa in 2019, Harry revealed that there was some tension between him and his brother, which only fueled even more rumors. And in most situations, the press was favoring William and Kate over Meghan and Harry. Eventually, the media — and the rumors — became too much, and Harry and Meghan stepped down.

Meghan Markle stares at Prince Harry during a royal event
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Rosa Woods/Pool/Getty Images

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Sarah Ferguson recently revealed that she thinks Princess Diana would be ‘proud’ of Harry and Meghan’s decision

Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson has spoken out in the past about Harry and Meghan’s decision to step down, and she seemingly felt happy for the couple as they navigated a new life in the United States. In a recent interview, Fergie also revealed how she thinks Princess Diana would have felt about Harry and Meghan’s decision to build a new life for themselves.

“Diana would be very proud of her sons, and I think they’re exceptional, exceptional boys with exceptional wives and fabulous children, and so I think that she would be going, ‘YES!’” Ferguson shared in an interview with The Independent.

Fergie also said that she believes Diana would be “very proud” of Harry and William for “standing tall and firm.”

“They’re very like her, and I think that she would be proud.”

Princess Diana stands next to Sarah Ferguson in 1987
Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson in 1987 | Tim Graham Photo Library/Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not returned to the UK as a family yet

Harry and Meghan have been living in the United States for more than a year, but they have not returned back to the UK as a family yet. Harry has returned twice on his own: Once to attend Prince Philip’s funeral, and once to unveil a statue of Princess Diana alongside his brother. Meghan was pregnant, and at home with new daughter Lilibet Diana, during both outings.

With the pandemic still affecting travel, it remains unclear when Harry and Meghan will visit Harry’s family again. The royal family has not yet met the couple’s youngest child. As of March 2021, Harry still was not on speaking terms with his father, Prince Charles.