Sarah stayed at the acre 1. Andrew, Alice, and Elizabeth. Sarah attended Daneshill School , Stratfield Turgis. The staff of the school described her as a "courageous, bubbly and outgoing little girl". It consists of ten diamonds surrounding a Burmese ruby. He chose the Burmese ruby to complement Sarah's red hair. As Duchess of York, Sarah joined her husband in carrying out royal engagements, including official overseas visits.
Andrew and Sarah in Townsville , In January , during the trip to New York to attend a fundraising event, the Duchess was attacked by a young man at the entrance of her hotel.
In September, the couple went on an official tour to Australia. Their second child, another daughter, Eugenie Victoria Helena , was born on 23 March While her husband was away on naval or royal duties, the Duchess was frequently seen in the company of other men, notably Texan multimillionaire Steve Wyatt. The Duchess endured widespread public ridicule contributing to her further estrangement from the British royal family. However, in accordance with letters patent issued in August regulating post-divorce royal titles, Sarah ceased being a Royal Highness, as she was no longer married to the Duke of York.
Since the divorce, Sarah still attends some functions with her daughters, such as the investitures of the Duke of York into the Royal Victorian Order and the Order of the Garter, and Royal Ascot , on which occasions she is afforded the courtesy of treatment as a member of the Royal Family. However, she did not receive an invitation to the evening reception at Frogmore House hosted by Prince Charles and was reportedly "deeply upset" by her exclusion. That year, the Duke moved to the refurbished Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park , previously the home of his grandmother , who resided there until her death in In , the Duchess rented the neighbouring Dolphin House ; a fire at Dolphin House in caused her to vacate the premises and move into Royal Lodge with her former husband.
In , Sarah participated in a much-criticised ITV "experiment"  in which she joined families in a council estate to advise them on proper living. A previous, similar television venture, The Duchess in Hull, in which Sarah advised lower-income families on diet and behaviour received similar criticism. In April , Sarah was named in the Panama Papers.
Exposure surrounding the incident increased Sarah's public profile and notoriety. Sterling Publishers substantially increased the print run of Ashley Learns About Strangers, the Duchess's latest book for children; however, the notoriety did not translate into additional book sales.
The payments were reportedly made after intervention from the Duke of York. One episode of the U. She had travelled to Turkey in , and covertly filmed a Turkish State Orphanage. The Turkish authorities alleged that the Duchess made a false declaration when entering the country in relation to her motives for visiting Turkey , trespassed into a Turkish Government institution and also invaded the privacy of children. Turkey and Britain have an extradition treaty; however, Home Office officials have stated, Under UK extradition law a judge must order the discharge of [an extradition request] if it is not an offence under UK law and in the country requesting extradition.
In this case there is no offence in UK law so there will be no extradition. Turkey invited international human rights organisations to inspect any orphanage of its choosing to show its transparency in relation to the issue. Cansu Sahin, representing Ferguson, who was not present, told the Ankara court that her client has apologised and would like to plea bargain with the prosecution. Sarah, Duchess of York, and Dr. The Duchess serves as Founder and Life President. Information was shared on the Women's Health Initiative, obesity, breast cancer, and osteoporosis.
Sarah, Duchess of York, was a founding supporter of the American Cancer Society's Great American Weigh In,  an annual campaign modelled after the Society's Great American Smoke Out aimed at raising awareness of the link between excess weight and cancer.
In , the Duchess established The Sarah Ferguson Foundation  based in Toronto, which derives funds from Sarah's commercial work and private donations with the aim of supporting charities internationally that serve children and families in dire need. In , the Duchess became the global ambassador for Not For Sale , a charity focused on human slavery.
The painting, titled Royal Love, was painted on the lawn of Royal Lodge and features graffiti by the Duchess and Princesses. The proceeds from the sale of the painting were donated to the charity, Children in Crisis.
British GQ magazine published an exclusive on the creation of the painting. She had been interested in the queen since her marriage to Prince Andrew, and had written two books about her with the help of an historian.
The Victoria-Albert relationship in particular drew her into the queen's history, as she believed there were parallels between their marriage and her own with Prince Andrew, as they both "fought for their love" in the midst of public scrutiny. In the United Kingdom: Appeared in an episode of the Vicar of Dibley. Their Secret Mission, shown on ITV1 on 6 November , investigating poor treatment and conditions in children's institutions in those two countries.
Special correspondent to the NBC Today Show , with regular "From the Heart" segments that profile inspiring Americans who make extraordinary contributions to others despite formidable personal obstacles.
In May , Sarah appeared as herself in the fourth-season finale  of the television show Friends. She was credited as "Sarah, The Duchess of York". Talks about her struggles through life with family and finances.