She’s been in commercials for Weight Watchers, has appeared on a television sitcom, and has riled the royal family into excluding her from the invitation list for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. She’s no longer welcome at Buckingham Palace, according to CBS News. Yes, that would be Sarah Ferguson — “Fergie” — the Duchess of York.
In 2010, the Duchess of York was captured on hidden video camera while selling access to her ex-husband, British trade envoy Prince Andrew, for hard cash. The down payment was $40,000, and the “buyer” was a British News of the World reporter working undercover.
“That opens up everything you would ever wish for,” Ferguson said, referring to the stacks of cash lying on a table in front of her. “And I can open any door you want. And I will for you.”
She later made a public apology for accepting the money and for falsely claiming that Prince Andrew knew about the arrangement.
More recently, in March 2011, Fergie told The Daily Telegraph that Prince Andrew had arranged for friend Jeffrey Epstein, a wealthy American friend and convicted pedophile, to give her $24,000 to help with her massive debt load.