Sarah Ferguson says she hasn’t ‘really met’ Meghan Markle

Sarah Ferguson and Meghan Markle.
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  • Sarah Ferguson told The Telegraph she doesn’t “really know” and hasn’t “really met” Meghan Markle.
  • It comes after Meghan said Ferguson, Prince Andrew’s ex-wife, taught her how to curtsy.
  • Meghan said Ferguson taught her the formal greeting before meeting the Queen for the first time.

Sarah Ferguson has said she hasn’t “really met” Meghan Markle, although the Duchess of Sussex said Ferguson taught her how to curtsy to the Queen.

In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Ferguson, 63, said she does not have a close relationship with Meghan, although the couple have parents in common. Ferguson is the ex-wife of Prince Andrew and the mother of Prince Harry’s cousins, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice.

“I don’t really know Meghan. I haven’t really met her,” said Ferguson, often referred to by her nickname ‘Fergie’. She went on to say that she spoke to her at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in September 2022 and thought she “looked absolutely stunning”.

His comments come after Meghan, 41, repeatedly said Ferguson was one of Harry’s first relatives she had met.

During her interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, Meghan recalled Ferguson teaching her how to curtsy moments before she first met the Queen in 2016.

“I learned it very quickly,” she laughs. “Right outside the house, we just practiced and then walked in. I met her and, apparently, did a very deep bow.”

Meghan recounted the anecdote in the second episode of her Netflix and Harry docuseries “Harry & Meghan,” which was released in December.

Meghan Markle replicating the curtsey she gave the Queen when they first met.

“I just thought it was a joke,” she said, explaining that she didn’t think Harry was serious when he asked her if she knew how to curtsy.

“It was so intense,” Meghan added. “And when she left, Eugenie, Jack and Fergie said, ‘You were amazing!'”

When asked if Meghan had “damaged” the Royal Family, Ferguson didn’t give a straight answer to The Telegraph, but said the Duchess of Sussex had affected Harry in a positive way.

“It’s absolutely not for me to answer that,” Ferguson said. “She’s made Harry very happy, and that’s so sweet. Honestly, he’s so happy with her. She really loves him. And I think that’s beautiful – and Diana would be proud of him and his adorable grandchildren.”

Representatives for the Duchess of Sussex did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.

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