Sarah Ferguson has a huge heart, and has used her Duchess of York title to help many charities over the years.
In a rare personal account of her charity work, mother to Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice has opened up about how her humanitarian work has made her a better mum.
Her work – she says – has helped to make her a “better mother” to her two daughters. In a feature for the Evening Standard, she said it has given her a “sense of perspective” and allowed for her to “encourage them to use the platform they have to get involved in charitable work.”
Ahead of Princess Eugenie’s October wedding to Jack Brooksbank, there’s been a resurgence in interest about her side of the British royal family. The Duchess once had a fraught relationship with the other members of the royal family following her divorce from Prince Andrew. She wasn’t invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011 – but recently she’s been spotted at events like Royal Ascot and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in May.
The Duchess recently announced the news that her charity, Children in Crisis, would be merging with Street Child UK, and has since given further details about it in her piece for the newspaper.
“When I founded Children in Crisis, I believed there were no borders for suffering, egos should play no part, and no race, creed, or accident of circumstance should stand in the way of a child’s right to an education,” she wrote.
“That’s why I am so proud to hand the reins on to Tom [Dannatt, Street Child founder], and agree to change the name of the merged charity to Street Child,” she added.
She has also made her daughters ambassadors for the newly-merged charity, hoping they too will follow in her footsteps.