Sarah was born on 15 October 1959 at Welbeck Hospital in London and was the second daughter of Major Ronald Ferguson and his wife, Susan Mary Wright. Sarah's parents divorced, and her mother remarried and moved to live in Argentina. Sarah stayed with her father on his family farm in Dummer, Hampshire.

Sarah of York / Photo: Associated Press

Sarah is known as the most extravagant daughter-in-law of British Queen Elizabeth II. She was never afraid to be bright and gushed with emotions. The Queen's middle son, Prince Andrew, fell in love with the extravagant red-haired girl due to her temper.

Sarah of York / Photo: Associated Press

1. Sarah studied at Dainshil School in Stratfield Targis and at Hearst Lodge School in Ascot. After that, she entered the College of Royal Secretaries. The girl got her first job at the age of 18. She got a job at a public relations firm in London. Later, she worked for an art gallery and a publishing company.

2. I have known the prince since childhood. They often met at polo matches. But their closer acquaintance took place in 1985, when, at the suggestion of Princess Diana, Sarah Ferguson, for the purpose of possible matchmaking, was included in the guest list of the traditional party that the Queen threw at Windsor Castle during the royal race in Ascot.

3. A year later, Sarah and Prince Andrew got married. The prince told his mother, the Queen, that he would either marry this woman or marry the first prostitute he came across. Elizabeth II did not resist and allowed the marriage.

Sarah of York and Prince Andrew / Photo: Associated Press

4. Andrew and Sarah got married on July 23, 1986 at Westminster Abbey. Prince Andrew received the title of Duke of York from Elizabeth II, and Sarah became the Duchess of York.

Sarah of York and Prince Andrew / Photo: Associated Press

5. In marriage, and they lived for ten years, the couple had two daughters - Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. Both are already happily married and have become mothers themselves. After divorcing Andrew, Sarah lost the title of Royal Highness, but retained the title of York. If she remarries, she will lose him too.

Sarah of York with her daughters Beatrice (left) and Eugenie (right) / Photo: Associated Press

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