Sarah Ferguson has praised Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for making their own "brave" decision to step back from the royal duties and move to the United States to start a new life.Prince Andrew's ex-wife dubbed the Sussexes as "trail blazers" during an interview on Australian TV.
When asked by breakfast TV host Matt Shirvington if she thought the Duke and Duchess had struggled to make the transition, Fergie replied: "The thing is – and I’m really adamant about this – is that anyone that is out there really trailblazing for their own beliefs, and it doesn’t matter where you’re from or who you are, you trailblaze for what you believe … That’s very brave."I would never be one to make a comment on any other member of the Royal Family or anybody who does that."I just find anyone that stands very tall about their own beliefs is very brave, whoever it is."Harry and Meghan announced in January 2020 that they would step down as senior working royals and become financially independent but insisted they would still remain loyal to Her Majesty the late Queen Elizabeth II.The Duke and Duchess initially moved to Canada before settling down in Montecito, California where they live with their two children, Prince Archie Harrison and Princess Lilibet Diana.
However, during an interview with the Independent, Sarah said that royals who decided to leave the Firm cannot expect to have it both ways.
Fergie, who is no longer in the royal family after she divorced her ex-husband Prince Andrew in 1991, said: "Well, you can’t have it both ways."You can’t sit on the fence and keep one foot in and one foot out.