Did Sarah Ferguson Just Make A Shocking Career Move?

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York is one of the most controversial members of the British Royal Family. Even before she and Prince Andrew divorced in 1996 –Ferguson has always walked to the beat of her own drum –carrying out her royal duties while carving out a career for herself. Before marrying Prince Andrew in 1986 –the duchess graduated from Queen’s Secretarial College in London and had several administrative positions.

Throughout her decade-long marriage, Fergie was a full-time royal and mom before transitioning back into the workforce after her divorce. Now it looks like the Duchess of Sussex is ready to make another shocking career move.

Sarah Ferguson’s shocking new career move

Though Fergie has been circuling the entertainment industry, appearing on an episode of Friends and even standing in for David Letterman, it looks like the duchess is ready to put her stamp on the music industry. Apparently, she is working with Black Eyed Peas star and The Voice coach Will.i.am to turn her poetry into music.

Will.i.am told The Daily Star Sunday, “Fergie does poetry. She writes her own poems. And one time I was with her she brought the topic up. She said to me: ‘Imagine my poetry over your beats.’ I love her so I want to do a project with her. Imagine her reciting poetry over my beats. That will be dope.”

How did Sarah Ferguson make money after she and Prince Andrew divorced?

In 1992, Ferguson’s marriage to Prince Andrew imploded. Though there was infidelity on both sides, the duchess was photographed topless with American oil tycoon John Bryan and she and the prince separated shortly after. They would divorce officially in 1996 with Fergie being stripped of her title, Her Royal Highness. She received a lump sum of £3 million with an additional £15,000/yearly payout. This money would nowhere near support the lifestyle she’d grown accustomed to, so Fergie had to begin working again.

Fergie became a Weight Watchers spokesperson

After struggling with her weight following the birth of her daughters, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie, Fergie was ridiculed in the media. She was called the Duchess of Pork. As a result, Weight Watchers reached out to her, and she became their second spokesperson ever.

The Duchess of York became a writer

Ferguson also became a writer. She wrote several children’s books including Budgie The Helicopter which became an animated series. She also wrote a self-help book, Reinventing Yourself With The Duchess Of York and an autobiography, My Story: Sarah The Duchess of York.

Sarah Ferguson was a TV personality

In addition to her work as an author and spokesperson, Fergie also became a TV personality. She guest hosted on The View, The Today Show, and Larry King Live. She also had her own mini-series on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network called, Finding Sarah.

She does a ton of charity work

Like the rest of the royal family, Fergie has a heart for charity. She has her own charity –Children in Crisis. The charity’s mission is to help children in some of the world’s poorest countries gain access to education. To this day, Ferguson credits the charity with saving her life.

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