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Old 05-27-2010, 04:32 PM
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The spokesman for the show still called her The Duchess of York. If I were a betting woman, I'd bet that there'll be a big teaser clip of this interview saying that she's going to reveal something shocking.

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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, 04:41 PM
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Where went the times when one issued a heartfelt apology via, I don't know, a letter???. I think Sarah is taking the saying that there is no bad publicity quite literally and enjoying her five mins. in the spot light. I don't think she's sorry or genuinely ashamed for what happened.

Thank god she is not a member of the BRF anymore
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:16 PM
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From the Press Association (released just a few hours ago)

The Press Association: Sarah Ferguson apology on Oprah

The Duchess of York is to make a public apology on the Oprah Winfrey Show as she attempts to rebuild her life. The former royal has chosen to speak publicly in the US, not Britain, as the country probably holds more importance for her than the UK.

A source said: "She feels so much has been written she would like to have the chance to say sorry and explain - she's not going to be making excuses. It's no surprise she's doing something in America. It's no doubt where she will be returning to when she rebuilds her life."

The 10-minute interview with Oprah will be filmed on Friday
in Los Angeles and screened on Tuesday.
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:21 PM
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Wow. Really? Can it get any worse? Oh. Russo shouldn't have asked that sure as Murphy's law it will. . . .
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:39 PM
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How quick to condemn without really knowing the whole sordid story. If it is sordid. Perhaps, others knew and Sarah is taking the fall. Actually, the whole thing is nonsense. It 2 weeks no one will care.
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:49 PM
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I don't understand the surprise.
Sarah's market is the US and largely female so she'll use what's available to engage that market. Oprah is the perfect vehicle and the perfect platform.

Hugh Grant went for the late night audience with Jay Leno and Larry King and set the PR text-book example for disgraced or severely embarrassed celebrities with his simple but highly effective damage-control three-point plan: accept personal responsibility, don't blame anyone else, and throw oneself at the mercy of the viewing audience (if possible, throw in ample self-deprecating humour).

Americans appear to rather enjoy participating in such public displays of confession and if they approve of the guilty party's self-abasement they will in return offer absolution and redemption. For Sarah, Oprah Winfrey's couch fits the bill nicely for this particular (re-) starting point in her (re-) rehabilitation process. For her part, Oprah gets an international audience and enhances her professional status. It's win-win. I'm not being cynical, this is the way such things are done these days.
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:06 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.
The panels on the Lary King and Joy Behar have pretty much said that she was "driven to do this" because of her pitiful divorce settlement.

But Joy's show in particular is taking the Queen to task, which has been interesting to see. The whole settlement issue is extremely bizarre, I hope Oprah grills her on that. I know she didn't take such a low sum of money because she wanted to stay friendly with Elizabeth.
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:31 PM
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Bringing in a divorce settlement that happened over a decade ago just doesn't make sense at all other than a ploy to somehow drag the BRF into something that most likely they had no clue about. I think Oprah will be intelligent enough to stick to the incident at hand and let Sarah say her piece and perhaps ask where she plans to go from here and let that be it. As Warren posted its a 10 minute interview.

What amazes me is Sarah is supposed to meet with Andrew sometimes this weekend. For someone supposedly so down in the pocket she's really racking up the airmiles. New York, Los Angeles, London. I do suppose that the Oprah show would foot the bill to Los Angeles for a good story though.
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:34 PM
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If Sarah is smart, she wouldn't dare talk about the divorce settlement and how it relates to the Queen. She wasn't married to the Queen she was married to Andrew.

And I totally get that most of her business is with American businesses, and she feels that the people are more friendly to her. I just don't think it was necessary to point out the difference that it was more important to do American media versus British media. I understand that the British media is definitely anti Sarah, but her children are member of a family that for many represents Britian.

Who does her PR?
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Who does her PR?
With all her recent unfortunate choices, looks like she does it herself.
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The spokesman for the show still called her The Duchess of York. If I were a betting woman, I'd bet that there'll be a big teaser clip of this interview saying that she's going to reveal something shocking.
Only reason the name Ferguson really popped out at me is because for a while its been gnawing at me that in the in press sometimes the Duchess of Cornwall is still referred to as Parker-Bowles. In this case it kind of separates her more from the Windsors which is perhaps a good thing right now.

I don't see Oprah doing anything really sensationalistic with this other than letting Sarah say her piece and perhaps ask her what her plans are and where she sees herself going in the future.

A really really sensational teaser though would be "Sarah to bring surprise guest with her for Oprah interview".

Throughout all of this though, I would bet a dollar to donuts that Andrew and Sarah do still remain close and this will not in any way affect her relationship with either her ex husband or their daughters. I think they know her all too well by now and she ends up having 'splainin to do'
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:32 PM
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And to think people actually wanted her and Andrew to get married again.
God forbid she should ever officially get her foot in the Royal door again.
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Again as its been stated before.. it would be great to be a fly on the wall to hear the DoE's riposte on this one. I would imagine that had it been colder weather he could have heated the entire of Windsor Castle with the steam coming out of his ears.
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Hi Everybody,

I realize I am joining the conversation very late. I've been through the thread and there is something I just don't honestly understand. What is actually meant by this comment from Sarah? Please pardon my ignorance on the subject:

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I'm a complete aristocrat. Love that don't you? I love it. It's tremendously fabulous.
It's probably obvious to others on the board. Can someone explain it, please?
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:46 AM
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She had a grandmother who was a "lady", and she was married to the Duke of York; so she must figure that she's an aristocrat as well; and evidently she likes the high-life that she feels she's owed. To me, this sounds like something that would be said by someone who's not completely sober.
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:47 AM
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its a ghost phost from a fragment of illumination?

Hi and welcome to our forums here.

I've no clue where you got that quote but it never showed up here in a quoted reply as perhaps it wasn't an actual quote made by one of the members of this forum.

There is a LOT of information to be had around here that would help you understand exactly what an aristocrat is and isn't. And... to be honest.. the blueblood doesn't always mean money. It just means you can trace your family line back and sometimes shake the tree and the nuts fall out.

Start with our British History forum.. its one of my favorite places to read.
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This is a strange case. That remark was made by Sarah to the "journalist" who exposed her in the NOTW sting. How it showed up as a quote in a blue box here....I have no idea.

[QUOTE=Osipi;1086251]I've no clue where you got that quote but it never showed up here in a quoted reply as perhaps it wasn't an actual quote made by one of the members of this forum.

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Fergie's public apology for trying to sell access to Andrew... but in America and with old pal Oprah | Mail Online

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Sarah Ferguson is due to sit down tomorrow to record a no-holds-barred interview with top US talk show host Oprah Winfrey, which will be broadcast on Tuesday next week.
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Old 05-28-2010, 03:20 AM
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Referring to the alleged quote by Sarah about her being an aristocrat. It may come as a surprise to many but she is an aristocrat, through and through, both her maternal and paternal families are descended from royalty and perhaps even more suprising is the fact that the person always referred to as "the Polo Player" that her mother ran off with, Hector Barrantes, is also descended from William the Conqueror. Looking at her family tree and comparing it to Diana´s might come as a surprise too, I think you could find that she has more blue blood than Diana, but Diana had a title and more importantly - money,in recent times mainly from an American heiress who married into the Spencer family.
She is, or I should say was, before her marriage, one of that rather sad group of highly born people without a "sous".
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She has distant aristocratic blood in her.
Doesn't make her one today, she has no royal title. She wasn't a lady before marriage or anything like that.
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