Duchess of York
Who is Sarah Ferguson?
Often referred to simply as “Fergie,” Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, is the former wife of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and son of Queen Elizabeth II. She is an author, public speaker, film producer, television personality, and philanthropist. Sarah Ferguson divorced Prince Andrew in 1996 and is no longer a Royal Highness. However she does retain the title of Duchess of York, a privilege that she would also lose should she remarry.
Although Sarah Ferguson became the Duchess of York when she married Prince Andrew, she has no shortage of royal ancestors and cousins in her own family tree. She is a direct descendant of King Edward I, King Henry VII, and has family connections to King Henry VIII and most of his wives. Sarah Ferguson has a number of kinships to the current royal family including Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and Catherine Middleton. She also has a family connection to Mayflower passenger Richard More.
Sarah Ferguson’s family tree is littered with leading figures from important events throughout British history. This includes, but is not limited to, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir George Downing, Lt. Gen. James Budenell (led the “Charge of the Light Brigade”), Edmund Waller (English poet and politician), Charles Darwin, Fletcher Christian (leader of the mutineers on the Bounty), and Major John Pitcairn (British commander at the Battle of Lexington).
Sarah Ferguson also has a number of kinships to prominent Americans including Alexander Hamilton, explorer Meriwether Lewis, Twas the Night Before Christmas author Clement Moore, American patriot Patrick Henry, General Douglas MacArthur, author Helen Keller, artist Norman Rockwell, poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, and General Robert E. Lee. Her U.S. Presidential kin include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Zachary Taylor, William Howard Taft, and Benjamin Harrison. Some of her celebrity kin include Olivia De Havilland, Dick Van Dyke, Christopher Reeve, Randolph Scott, Janis Joplin, Chevy Chase, Dick Clark, and countless others.
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