The Queen, 94, was livid with Sarah Ferguson after being pictured on vacation with Texan millionaire John Bryan in a compromising position following her split from Prince Andrew. The Duke and Duchess of York had not yet divorced when the images emerged. Speaking in the Channel 5 documentary Fergie Vs Diana: Royal Wives At War, royal expert Jenny Bond spoke about how embarrassed the Queen feels about the photos.
“She was absolutely furious with Sarah. ”
Narrator Glynis Barber added, “After her embarrassing toe-toe morning at Balmoral, Fergie made her exit.
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“Diana would have played her part in timing Fergie’s front page, but why?” ”
Psychologist Jo Hemmings said: “It’s not the friendliest thing to do, but if she’s desperate, maybe she thought it was a sacrifice worth making for. his own sanity. ”
Ms. Barber continued, “But Diana’s tactic to divert the media spotlight from her to a friend, Fergie was short lived.
“Her own scandalous revelation took heat from Fergie. “
The head of state went with Philippe to Balmoral in early August.
The couple continued their annual stay in the Highlands after spending the previous four months at their Berkshire residence at Windsor Castle, with a small household dubbed HMS Bubble.
A palace spokesperson said last week that the Queen and Philip intended to leave Balmoral “to spend time in private on the Sandringham estate”.
The spokesperson added: “Subject to the finalization of the fall program, Her Majesty’s intention is to return to Windsor Castle in October and resume use of Buckingham Palace for certain audiences and engagements.
“These plans will be kept under review and will of course be subject to all relevant guidance and advice. “