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Old 05-27-2010, 11:31 AM
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The Duchess of York tells her side of scandal story to the queen of TV, Oprah Winfrey | StarTribune.com


If this is correct, she has decided to tell Oprah and the world what happened BEFORE she has even flown to the UK to talk things over with Prince Andrew.

It may just be me, but I do not see PA or HM telling Sarah to go and give an interview before they have had a chance to meet in person and discuss the situation. Not a good move, not good at all.
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:34 PM
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If this is true, what is Sarah up to?
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:38 PM
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Unfortunately I dont think Sarah will ever learn. She just doesnt seem to know when to stop, if this is true she just might be burning her boats.
She is very childlike though, she is in a scrape and then tries everything to get out of it and it usually turns out to be the wrong move.
Oprah has a lot of influence in the US but I doubt if that influence will go very far in BP.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:02 PM
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If this is true, what is Sarah up to?
Trying to repeat what worked 10 years ago...

Oprah has a huge audience, and Americans can't get enough of people pouring out their woes and sharing their personal lives on television. I wouldn't be surprised if this scandal actually makes Sarah more popular in the U.S. for a little while.

I'm not impressed. Going on Oprah and reality TV shows may be an easy way to make money, but it's not a career. Sarah isn't even known for any kind of talent: she's a celebrity in the U.S. because she married a royal, and that's it. I don't have a problem with Sarah using her status to open certain doors--she was a good spokeswoman for Weight Watchers, people seem to like her as a public speaker and she's been able to raise support for charities--but the days of showing up on American television, for no other reason than that many years ago she was briefly married to a prince, have to end. Even if she gets a brief swell of support in America in the next little while, it's not going to last. Sarah is turning 51 this year, she has to find some kind of sustainable way of earning money (and realize she needs to curb her extravagant lifestyle, permanently) or she will just find herself in the same hole over and over again. I'm sure she wants to be independent, but if the Queen offers some kind of financial support in return for Sarah staying mostly out of the media, Sarah should accept it.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:08 PM
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The Duchess of York tells her side of scandal story to the queen of TV, Oprah Winfrey | StarTribune.com
They all seem to do this. Whenever a celeb is trouble they go to Oprah, or some talk show, to sort things out. I think this may help Sarah and be a benefit to her. She was caught red-handed so she will probably do two things. 1)Make the people feel pity for her or 2) Own up to what shes done and realize there's no excuses for her behavior. But what else can she say.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:19 PM
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I think the Queen has already been quite supportive and has given her money but then Sarah continues to spend and enter into every hair brained scheme that she can think of.
She even decided to win a gold medal at the Olympics but only wanted to practice once a week when she had ridden for years. I am repeating what Starkie said, and he went with her to Ireland to buy a horse for this purpose. He may not be exactly a person you would trust your life with but he was actually there with her for years and in on most of the schemes she dreamt up and the holidays and flights and fun as well.
The old saying "Money burns a hole in my pocket" certainly applies to Sarah and to tell you the truth she sounds completely selfish, I want, I do, I have to have and as I am important everyone has to help me do what I want to.
I dont think she is not coming out very well in this sorry affair. She may be quite popular in the US for a bit but then what happens?
It makes no difference to her if she has a few pounds in her pocket or a million, she just cant seem to manage it, then of course there are the debts that she has run up to be paid as well. A very sorry situation for all and I feel sorry for the Queen and for the two girls, I just hope the girls will be more sensible than their mother.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:23 PM
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Trying to repeat what worked 10 years ago...
Well said...but INMO, if the Queen does financially help her, she must sign a confidentiality agreement; meaning no more books or interviews about her time as a royal or about any member of the royal family living or deceased. Also, if the Queen's financial help continued after her debts have been paid, Sarah should be made to submit any and all receipts of every pound spent. I know that it would come from the Queen's personal fortune, but enough is enough.
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Like Lady Karen said, if this is true. . .it would just blow my mind. ..
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:21 PM
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Oh Sarah, What are you thinking?
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:28 PM
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Business as usual for the Yorks as Sarah and Beatrice attend public events following revelations - hellomagazine.com (27/05/2010).
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:36 PM
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I can't believe she's out and about. I bet she's dying inside with humiliation.
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:45 PM
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I bet she's dying inside with humiliation.
Sadly, if she's prepared to bluff her way out of this mess by talking about it on a chat show, I don't think she has this emotion in her dna. I assume she would be paid a handsome sum for such an interview. It would be a shabby way to behave.
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I think that programs like Oprah are a secular version of the confessional booth. Celebrities and non-celebrities go on them to confess and hope to get some kind of forgiveness in exchange. But somehow I have the feeling that this "confession" won't be "forgive me for I have sinned" but more along the lines of "someone/circumstances made me do it." If Sarah doesn't go on making excuses for her behaviour but admits that she did something unethical and inexcusable, perhaps she can make a fresh start. Or perhaps she'll "confess" that she has some sort of problem that we don't know about: an addiction, an emotional/mental issue, or something of the sort. We'll just have to wait and see.
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The article says that this interview is to air on Tuesday here in the States which to me means that the interview has already been filmed. I would have thought that with all this going on, Sarah would have at LEAST had the courtesy to remain quiet about this such as PA has.
This makes me think she's going full steam ahead to perhaps even make a buck and a name for herself out of a totally humiliating experience. What's next? Two weeks from now will she be on Jerry Springer in a segment called "I Pimped Out My Family For Cash" segment?
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She probably should come to America, all the recent commentary here has been very sympathetic to her. Oprah will no doubt be the same way...

The more that comes out, the less I believe that her ex was completely in the dark about all this.
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...all the recent commentary here has been very sympathetic to her.
Sympathetic? I didn't get that feeling from the commentaries. I think they're more shocked than anything that a Duchess would need to go to such measures. When are these people ever sympathetic, besides in the event of a death, they thrive on this stuff.
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School fees for an old friend in the States

I have a question....when Sarah took the $40,000 she said that "the money would go towards paying school fees for an old friend in the States".

Do you think she was just saying this to make the "businessman" think the money was not for her? If not, does anyone know anything about this person?
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:20 PM
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Sympathetic? I didn't get that feeling from the commentaries. I think they're more shocked than anything that a Duchess would need to go to such measures. When are these people ever sympathetic, besides in the event of a death, they thrive on this stuff.
I agree with you here... Americans seem to thrive on the trials and misfortunes of others hence the popularity of tell all talk shows and reality shows and such. That kind of fame is very fleeting and easily forgotten after the next big scandal hits the airwaves. Sandra Bullock's marital woes have been exhausted... move on to the BRF.

My opinion in all this is more disgust than shock though at Sarah's behavior recently. Assuming here that Andrew had no clue of what was going on, Sarah's "indiscretion" has now brought Andrew's position in the BRF into the limelight on Oprah. It can and does affect on the entire family. Andrew has very much kept quiet about things over the past week which I believe is what Sarah if she had an ounce of sense in that redhead should have also done. Going public on television no matter what she says in the interview just draws more and more attention to not only herself but also to the whole sordid mess. If anything, this will further alieniate her from all she has held dear to her up till now. Diana had Panorama.. Sarah gets Oprah.
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I read over the story about this interview on the Oprah page and one redeeming thing is that constantly through the story of the upcoming interview it is worded such as Ferguson was in.. Ferguson had promised.. Ferguson divorced. Does separate her moreso than using Mountbatten-Windsor eh?

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Old 05-27-2010, 04:26 PM
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I have a question....when Sarah took the $40,000 she said that "the money would go towards paying school fees for an old friend in the States".

Do you think she was just saying this to make the "businessman" think the money was not for her? If not, does anyone know anything about this person?
Good question. Don't know and where is the money now??
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