July 22, 1986 |
At tomorrow's spectacular Royal Wedding II, when Sarah Ferguson marries Prince Andrew in Westminster Abbey, the bride officially will become Her Royal Highness the Princess Andrew. However, in the London tabloids and to fans of the world's most popular royal soap opera, the wife of Queen Elizabeth's handsome, gadabout second son will no doubt continue to be affectionately dubbed "Fergie. " At 26, Ferguson is considered "a jolly good sport," a bouncy, affectionate, good-natured young woman with a healthy, milkmaid-pretty face, freckles and a cascade of curly red hair.
January 19, 1996 |
Duchess on the lam! Coming our way! Turns out Fergie, the Duchess of York, is not $1.5 million in debt, as previously reported, but more than $4 million in the hole. As London newspapers piled on yesterday with outraged stories of her shopping sprees, Fergie fled from Britain. And headed where she knows big spenders are truly appreciated: state side! The duchess flew British Airways first class to Washington yesterday. The arrangement was interpreted as a token nod to frugality: Fergie usually flies the supersonic, superexpensive Concorde.
February 17, 1998 |
"My dental hygienist pointed out that she has third-stage gum disease. " - Author Erica Jong on the smiley-faced Monica Lewinsky That Fergie, Duchess of York, is one spunky gal. Either that, or she's an idiot, zipping down the Alps with one arm in a sling, and the other waving a lone ski pole. The former royal sustained some kind of injury soon after she arrived in Verbier, Switzerland, last weekend, to ski with daughters Eugenie and Beatrice. But she and her flacks need to get their stories straight.
January 12, 2009 |
DID THE big girl cry? Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie has married Josh Duhamel. Fergie's manager William Derella announced via e-mail that the 33-year-old singer-actress (aka Stacy Ferguson), wed the 36-year-old "Las Vegas" actor at the Church Estates Vineyards, in Malibu. In less-happy marriage news, although it's likely for the best, R. Kelly has finally finalized his divorce from his wife, Andrea. They've been officially divorced after 11 years of marriage. Win some free magic We have 10 pairs of tickets to see Kozak the Magician at the Comedy Stop at the Tropicana, in Atlantic City.
October 21, 1988 |
The Duchess of York and Prince Andrew were reunited yesterday in Australia when his destroyer was allowed to dock in Adelaide. A job action by a seaman's union opposed to the ship's nuclear capability had prevented it from doing so for two days. About 100 anti-nuke demonstrators and pro-IRA protesters jeered and jostled the couple, who had been apart since the end of their official visit Down Under two weeks ago. Meanwhile, back at home, the debate rages over Fergie's choice to extend her visit at the expense of mothering Princess Beatrice.
September 22, 1987 |
The British media see something besides sensitivity in a recent spate of public crying by the Duchess of York. Could it be, hmmm, let's see - pregnancy? Noted yesterday's Daily Mail: "Women in early pregnancy often tend to be tearful and liable to attacks of sickness. " Fergie cried for 15 minutes last week after viewing a new London play. And Saturday, while visiting her mom in Greenwich, Conn., she wept again at a fund-raising luncheon for the World Wildlife Fund when TV naturalist Jim Fowler brought a 12-foot, 120-pound python to within five feet of her. "I can't, I can't," said the teary duchess, moving behind her husband, Prince Andrew, and her mother, Susan Barrantes.
February 9, 1999 |
Bad news for Fergie, the Duchess of York. To paraphrase the Queen of Soul, she's got the house, she's got the car, she's got the rug and she's got the rent, but she no longer has Count Gaddo della Gherardesca. The jet-setting duchess and her Italian older man have ended their year-and-a-half romance, according to London's Mirror newspaper. Fergie's camp, as usual, has found a way to blame the trouble on her former in-laws at Buckingham Palace. Though Fergie and her two daughters, Beatrice, 10, and Eugenie, 8, took several visits to Gaddo's fabulous Tuscan home, there was no way they could move permanently to Italy.
March 26, 1997 |
"I don't know why I got this. It's not my fault. " - Juliette Binoche, who snatched Oscar as best supporting actress from Lauren Bacall Let us be the first to welcome Fergie, the Duchess of York, to the fraternity of newspaper scribes. The disgraced royal, who has shown a great talent for inking deals, if nothing else, has just signed a one-year contract to produce a syndicated newspaper column. The duchess's flack, Jeffrey W. Schneider, said she'll "write about subjects close to her heart.
April 16, 1997 |
"Oh my God. I'm so, like, nervous. This is, like, bad. " - Songstress Fiona Apple, age 19, in concert Sunday in New York Fergie, Duchess of York, debuted her new, syndicated column yesterday, and several papers in Europe, Canada and South Africa have arranged to carry it. In the states, she'll appear in the Chicago Sun-Times, The Denver Post and St. Petersburg Times. For her first outing, Fergie (and a ghostwriting assistant) waxed nostalgic about Argentina, where her late stepfather lived.
December 22, 1998 |
If Prince Philip has his way, the Duchess of York will continue to be barred from royal Christmas fun. Fergie is invited each year to yule doings at the Sandringham estate but since her divorce from Prince Andrew she's been confined to a cottage on the spread, alone, while the other royals revel. The Daily Mirror blames Philip for the continuing exclusion, noting that last week Queen Elizabeth seemed close to letting Sarah join the others. But, the paper said, Philip stomped. It added that he blames her for the marital breakup and besides, he never much liked her to begin with.