Prince Andrew’s ex-wife Sarah Ferguson makes first public outing since Duke of York's sex abuse settlement
Britain’s Prince Andrew, accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a 17-year-old girl supplied to him by financier Jeffrey Epstein, has agreed to settle by making a substantial donation to his accuser’s charity and declaring he never meant to malign her character.news.yahoo.com
Election fraud conspiracy theorist Sidney Powell pressed by Australian reporter: 'Do you ever hear yourself and think it sounds ridiculous?'
Powell faces defamation lawsuits over her baseless claims that countrywide election fraud was perpetrated to steal the presidency from Donald Trump.news.yahoo.com
Sarah Ferguson decries ‘horrifying’ plan to build Amazon-style warehouse in countryside
The Duchess of York has spoken out against "horrifying" plans for a new Amazon-style warehouse in the countryside which involves felling dozens of trees she has cherished since childhood. Sarah Ferguson, 61, said trees in the village of Drummer, Hants, had encouraged her love of nature as a child while growing up on a farm and were the inspiration for her children's book 'The Enchanted Oak Tree', which was published last year. But under proposals already given the green light by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, an area of land will be "brutally chopped down" for a 220,000 square-metre distribution hub thought to be used by the online giant Amazon. In total, 67 mature oaks, three Grade A mature beech trees, plus 13 other oak trees - all of which support 2,300 species of wildlife - will be wiped out. Calling for the plans to be halted before building work can begin, Ms Ferguson said: "Even now at 61, and as a new grandmother, I have the most vivid and happy memories of growing up on a farm in Dummer, near Basingstoke. "I remember my father telling me always to recognise and be grateful for the beauty of our surroundings, a lesson I have carried into adulthood and passed on to my own daughters.news.yahoo.com
Royalty TV: UK monarchy and television have complex ties
Britains royal family and television have a complicated relationship. The medium has helped define the modern monarchy: The 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was Britains first mass TV spectacle. (AP Photo/File)LONDON – Britain’s royal family and television have a complicated relationship. The medium has helped define the modern monarchy: The 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was Britain’s first mass TV spectacle. The fictionalized take of Netflix hit “The Crown” has molded views of the monarchy for a new generation, though in ways the powerful, image-conscious royal family can’t control.
Sarah, Duchess of York, to publish debut historical romance
FILE - In this Monday, March 7, 2016 file photo, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, salutes during a press event, in Mexico City. Ferguson has landed a book deal for her debut novel for adults, a historical romance fictionalizing the life and loves of her great-great-great aunt. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file)LONDON – Sarah, the Duchess of York, has landed a book deal for her debut novel for adults, a historical romance fictionalizing the life and loves of her great-great-great aunt. Sarah was married to Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth's third child, but the couple divorced in the 1990s. Her novel, which was written with author Marguerite Kaye, is set to be published in August.
Princess Beatrice marries in private ceremony at Windsor
FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019 file photo, Britain's Princess Beatrice with her fiance, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, attend the wedding of Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling, in York, England. Buckingham Palace says that Princess Beatrice has got married in a private ceremony, with her grandmother Queen Elizabeth II in attendance. Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi Friday, July 17, 2020 at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP, file)LONDON Princess Beatrice got married in a private ceremony Friday, with her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, in attendance, Buckingham Palace said Friday. Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor.
Kevin Costner wanted Princess Diana to star in 'The Bodyguard' sequel
(CNN) - A sequel to "The Bodyguard," starring Princess Diana? Costner had a phone conversation with Diana about the role, he told PeopleTV's "Couch Surfing." Costner thanks another royal for helping him make the connection with Diana: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. I always respect Sarah because she's the one that set up the conversation between me and Diana," he said. Diana was interested in taking on her first acting role, Costner said in a 2012 interview with Anderson Cooper, Vanity Fair reported.