Sarah Ferguson Praises Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for "Trailblazing for Their Own Beliefs" With U.S. Move

She was vague but supportive.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Invictus Games
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Sarah Ferguson doesn't have a bad word to say about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

During a recent appearance on Australian TV show Sunrise, host Matt Shirvington asked the Duchess of York if she thought that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex' move to the U.S. was a difficult transition for them.

"The thing is—and I’m really adamant about this—is that anyone that is out there really trailblazing for their own beliefs, and it doesn’t matter where you’re from or who you are, you trailblaze for what you believe … That’s very brave," the duchess responded (via Express).

While these comments remain quite vague, it's clear that Fergie is happy to defend the Sussexes, even as they remain unmistakably sidelined among the larger Royal Family unit.

"I would never be one to make a comment on any other member of the Royal Family or anybody who does that," she added. "I just find anyone that stands very tall about their own beliefs is very brave, whoever it is."

It's far from the first time the duchess has had positive things to say about the Sussexes in an interview.

Speaking to the PA News Agency in March, Sarah said, "I divorced, went to America, wrote a book, went on Oprah and did 12 years as the longest-running spokesperson of Weight Watchers.

"I looked to America to support me and to help me and I really can’t thank the American people enough for what they gave me and what they did for me.

"So, I believe very strongly that I have absolutely no judgment on any other person’s life, and I look at how much she (Meghan) loves him (Harry) and loves the children and gives him a love that he’s never had before.

"That’s how I look at it."

Earlier that month, the duchess told Good Morning America, "What I'm thrilled about is seeing Harry so happy. He's got his lovely wife, and he's got beautiful children. He deserves to be loved like that."

Iris Goldsztajn
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