Sarah Ferguson opens up about Prince Andrew and parenting Princess Beatrice and Eugenie

By Sarah Walker

In a rare and revealing new interview, Sarah Ferguson has given the world an intimate glimpse of what it's like to live within her family. The 59-year-old has two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, and is still close to her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, despite having divorced in 1996.

"The way we have always managed to be very, very solidified as a team together, of course with the Duke of York, who is a great father is family unity [and] talking about any issue," she told Good Morning Britain on Thursday (Feb. 7). "At least every two weeks we sit down together and communicate, the four of us."

She went on to say that the family works hard to coach each other to "face your fears" and "to be yourself."

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"I believe in example by leadership. The way I have been a mother to my girls, is I never hide anything from them. So, the fears, we address them straight on. Beatrice is 30 and Eugenie is 28 they are young women now and they have their own voice."

The duchess added that she's proud of the mother figure she's become for her daughters: “I think the one thing I’ve done incredibly well – although I say it myself – is that I’m a really good mum. I think that my girls show that.”

Her sentiments echoed previous ones she made to HELLO! in 2018 about the hard work she puts into being a mom. In an exclusive interview, she said: "A table goes best with four legs. A table can't stand on three legs, really, so you have the Duke and I, and the two girls. We're a family unit and we lead by example. We support each other emotionally, and we support each other health wise. At least every two weeks we sit down together and communicate, the four of us."

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