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Sarah Ferguson makes candid comments about 'terrifying' Prince Philip

She spoke openly about the late Queen's husband

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Gemma Strong
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March 28, 2023
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Sarah Ferguson has spoken about her relationship with her former father-in-law, Prince Philip.

Relations between the pair became strained following the end of Sarah's ten-year marriage to Prince Andrew in 1996. Check out their unusual love story in the video below...

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It's widely thought that Philip went out of his way to avoid interacting with Sarah after the split, and the pair kept their distance for a number of years.

Now Sarah has opened up about the fractured bond while speaking to chat show host Alan Carr on the latest episode of his Life's A Beach podcast.

Prince Philip and the Queen wave to crowds© Photo: Getty Images
Prince Philip passed away in April 2021

According to the Daily Mail, when asked if Philip was a wise man, she replied: "Yes, very wise. You had to be on your best. If you asked a silly comment, you were certainly told it was a silly comment."

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She continued: "Terrifying. 'Why are you asking me that? I do it every day. Why are you asking me that?' Urgh! And then you lose all confidence.

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew on the palace balcony with the Queen and Prince Philip© Getty Images
Sarah had a strained relationship with Prince Philip

"'Did you go driving today?' 'Car or horse?' Oh god, sorry. Yes.'"

The Duchess added: "The Duke Of Edinburgh used to say, 'Remember Sarah, you’ve got to be electable but never elected.’ Nice. Yes. Resonates, right?”

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While her relationship with Philip was strained, Sarah did remain close to the Queen.

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew smile alongside the Queen© Photo: Getty Images
Sarah retained a close bond with the Queen

In a recent interview with HELLO!, she reflected on the monarch and how she had shaped her life.

"The Queen was obviously the biggest influence; it was the privilege of my life to have her as my mother-in-law. She was the most extraordinary example of duty, loyalty and steadfastness both as head of state and as a private individual," she shared.

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II look lovingly at each other© Photo: Getty Images
The Queen and Philip were married for 73 years

"As I have said before, I will always be grateful that she stayed close to me even after my divorce. I miss her hugely."

Prince Philip passed away on 9 April in 2021 at the age of 99. His wife of 73 years, Her Majesty the Queen, died on 8 September 2022 aged 96.

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