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Sarah Ferguson Diagnosed Breast Cancer! Her Age and Net Worth 2023; Books and Relationships

Sarah Ferguson Diagnosed Breast Cancer! Her Age and Net Worth 2023; Books and Relationships

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Sarah Ferguson, an author and tv personality is in the limelight as the ex-wife of Prince Andrew, Duke of York. She is also popular as Fergie and is the author of the book, Her Heart for a Compass. In 1994, she earned the honor of The rose cultivar Rosa Duchess of York. Bernadine Healy was also awarded the Journal of Women’s Health Award in 1998.

Early Life of Sarah Ferguson

Sarah was born Sarah Margaret Ferguson on October 15, 1959, in The London Welbeck Hospital, London, United Kingdom. This makes her 63 years old now and her star sign is Libra. Ferguson cuts her birthday cake every 15th of October with his friends and family. Her parents are Ronald Ferguson (father) and Susan Barrantes (mother). Her father was a polo manager while her mother was a film producer.

In 1974, her parents separated. Her mother Susan tied the wedding knot with a polo player, Héctor Barrantes. Sarah’s mother died during a car accident on September 19, 1998, in Tres Lomas, Argentina and her stepfather died after suffering from a heart attack in November 2002.

Sarah in her eraly life
Caption: Sarah in her early life (Photo: Hello Magazine)

Her birth father, Ronald suffered from skin cancer and prostate cancer and died in 1996. The name of her older sister is Jane Ferguson while her step-siblings are Eliza Ferguson, Andrew Ferguson, and Alice Ferguson. Her grandparents are Marian Montagu Douglas Scott, Andrew Henry Ferguson, Doreen Wingfield, and Fitzherbert Wright are her maternal grandparents.

Sarah holds British nationality and belongs to white ethnic background. She follows the Christianity religion. She joined Daneshill School, Stratfield Turgis. Then, she studied at Hurst Lodge School in Ascot. She graduated from Queen’s Secretarial College.

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew’s Wedding

Her first husband is Prince Andrew. Andrew and Sarah used to meet each other at polo matches in their childhood and started dating each other in 1985. They got engaged on 19 March 1986 and Andrew designed the engagement ring himself which had ten diamonds surrounding a Burmese ruby. They exchanged wedding vows in Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986.

Sarah with her ex-husband
Caption: Sarah with her ex-husband (Photo: Vanity Fair)

After marrying Andrew, she received the title Duke of York and became Her Royal Highness The Duchess of York. Andrew was a naval officer so he had to stay away from home and they used to see each other only 40 days a year. Due to this, Sarah started feeling difficulty in their marriage and started a friendship with Texan multimillionaire Steve Wyatt in 1991.

Her friendship with Steve became a huge trouble and they announced their divorce on 19 March 1992. After divorcing, Andrew she became out of the royal responsibilities. She received $900,000 to buy a new house and $600k cash with Andrew’s military pension as a divorce settlement.

Past Relationships of Sarah Ferguson

In 1998, she was in a relationship with an Italian, Gaddo della Gherardesca. They dated each other for three years. From 1996, she dated Thomas Muster, an Austrian tennis player. They were in a relationship until 1998. In 2014, she was in a relationship with the founder and CEO of Braveheart Films, Manuel Fernandez. They dated secretly and separate in 2016.

Sarah with her ex-partner
Caption: Sarah with her ex-partner (Photo: The US Sun)

In 1992, her intimate picture with Johnny Bryan was leaked. She started dating Johnny only after two months of her divorce. Their picture of kissing her toes and cuddling and kissing picture of them in the water got leaked. They dated until 1995. She dated a businessman, Paddy McNally from 1983 to 1985. From 1981 to 1983, she was in a relationship with Kim Smith-Bingham.

Sarah Ferguson, Mother of Two

She gave birth to two daughters with Prince Andrew. Her daughter, Princess Beatrice was born on August 8, 1988, in The Portland Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK, London, United Kingdom. Her other daughter, Princess Eugenie was born on March 23, 1990, in The Portland Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK, London, United Kingdom.

Sarah with her daughter
Caption: Sarah with her daughter (Photo: Instagram)

Sarah Ferguson’s Net Worth

As of 2023, Sarah has an estimated net worth of $1 million approximately which she earned through her professional career. Her ex-husband has a net worth of $5 million which he earned as a member of the British Royal family.

Sarah infront of the house
Caption: Sarah in front of the house (Photo: Instagram)

Sarah Ferguson diagnosed With Breast cancer

She was diagnosed with the first stage of breast cancer after doing a routine mammogram in June 2023. Sarah received a major surgery at King Edward VII’s Hospital. She spent a total of 6 days in the hospital and was discharged on June 25, 2023. Her friends described her successful operation to the media as:

“It’s been a difficult time but she is very grateful to the medical staff who carried out the mammogram and detected it early and the medical staff who looked after her these last few days, she is incredibly thankful. She is back home at Royal Lodge recuperating with her family, including Prince Andrew, 63, daughters Beatrice, 34, and Eugenie, 33, and three grandchildren.

Professional Career of Sarah Ferguson

  • She used to work for the Royal events followed by the Royal Victorian Order and the Order of the Garter.
  • After signing a contract with Weight Watchers, she appeared in several commercials for 11 years.
  • She appeared as a guest cameo on the sitcom, Friends in 1998.
  • She hosted the show at Universal TV as a producer on June 12, 2002.
  • Sarah also played in The Legacy of Pan in May 2004.
Sarah on the frame
Caption: Sarah on the frame (Photo: Instagram)
  • She lent her voice to the animation, The Cat That Looked at a King.
  • She produced the movie, The Young Victoria in 2009.
  • Sarah appeared in the show, Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2.
  • She also appeared in a BBC documentary, In Search of the Spirit as a co-producer and co-host.
  • She also produced a documentary on Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg in 2019.


She is popular for her books like My Story, Finding Sarah: A Duchess’s Journey to Find Herself, Budgie the Little Helicopter, Budgie at Bendick’s Point, Victoria, and Albert: A Family Life at Osborne House.

Awards & Honors

  • Sarah received the Mothers & Shakers Award from Redbook magazine in 2001.
  • Woman’s Day magazine also awarded her the title of Women Who Inspire Us Award in 2004.
  • The American Cancer Society gave him the honor of Mother of the Year in February 2007.
  • Her humanitarianism made her receive the ONE X ONE Difference Award at the Toronto Film Festival.

FAQs of Sarah Ferguson

How tall is Sarah Ferguson?

Sarah stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches with a body weight of 65 kg. 35-25-37 inches is her body measurement. She has red colored hair and blue eyes. her shoe size is 8 (US) and her bra cup size is 40 C (US).

Who is the Duchess of York now?

Sarah is the Duchess of York. She became Duch after marrying Price Andrew in 1986.

Did Sarah Ferguson suffer from an eating disorder?

Yes, she suffered from an eating disorder. She started having the disorder right after the divorce of her parents. She was only 12 years old when she started overeating to make her feel comfortable.

Is Sarah Ferguson a philanthropist?

Yes, Sarah is a philanthropist. She helped the Teenage Cancer Trust in 1990 and founded Children in Crisis. She became a founding supporter of the Great American Weigh-In campaign after joining the American Cancer Society in 2003.

Does Sarah Ferguson have a Podcast?

Yes, Sarah has a podcast channel. The name of her channel is Tea Talks with the Duchess and Sarah.

Is Sarah Ferguson invited to the coronation?

No, she was not invited to the coronation. The royal family didn’t invite her to the coronation of King Charles coronation on May 6, 2023.

Why wasn’t Sarah Ferguson at the Queen’s funeral?

Sarah didn’t attend the Queen’s funeral because only 30 people were invited. The attendee guest was restricted due to COVID-19 so, she couldn’t attend the funeral.