British royal subject Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York, will be eating crow with a side order of humble pie for some time to come.

That is because the 50-year-old, known affectionately as "Fergie," fell victim to a sophisticated sting operation organized by British tabloid News of the World that has tongues wagging on both sides of the Atlantic today.

Poor Sarah was caught on camera taking a $40,000 cash bribe from a fake oil sheik in return for hooking him up with her ex-husband, Britain's Prince Andrew -- The Duke of York, and son of the Queen of England.

The $40,000 was a cash advance on $500,000 that the fake sheik promised to deliver to Sarah at a later date after she introduced him to Prince Andrew.

Sarah was caught on film saying:

"He knows that he's had to underwrite me up to now because I've got no money. So if you want to meet him in your business, look after me and he'll look after you. . . you'll get it back tenfold."

Sarah can also be heard on the video saying her ex-husband, the prince, would never take a penny from anyone because he is "Whiter than white."

Fergie was apparently so destitute while living under the roof of the Royal family, that she risked her reputation and her shaky standing with the Queen.


A Palace spokesman said Andrew (pictured above with Sarah) "categorically denies any knowledge of any meeting" between the duchess and the reporter.

Though her current financial situation clouded her judgment, she was so suspicious of the "sheik" that she asked him if he was a reporter, and even tried to get him to sign a confidentiality agreement -- which he refused.

Prince Andrew and Sarah were married in 1986, and they divorced 10 years later. They had two daughters together, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, who both enjoy healthy trust funds from which they pay their mum a small allowance every month.

Imagine being an Aristocrat and having to rely on your children for money! Throughout the years, Prince Andrew has allowed Sarah to live under his roof for two reasons: (1) because he still loves her, and (2) because she has nowhere else to go.


To spare the prince any further embarrassment in the wake of the scandal, Sarah has offered to leave Andrew's home -- a magnificent castle set in 100 lush acres in Windsor Park.

Sarah's only other income is her half of Prince Andrew's Naval salary ($43,000) that she received as compensation in their divorce.

Believe it or not, she did not take him to court because she knew his money was the Queen's money. But her sad case reveals just how stingy the Queen is when it comes to taking care of one of her own.


Fergie once told an interviewer that the late Princess Diana walked away from her divorce with $28 million, while she (Fergie, pictured above with Prince Andrew on their wedding day in 1986) received nothing.

British subjects took to message boards by the thousands this morning to bash and criticize Fergie for her financial desperation. But a little sympathy and understanding is in order here.

What woman doesn't want her own cash to spend on shopping sprees every once in a while?

  • militaryspouse1

    Umm...Who?.....GM SR FAM

  • FloridaChick813

    What in thee h3ll is this BS?????

  • madame_zenobia

    Didn't she have a deal with Weight Watchers awhile back? If so, I see why. She gets/got nothing. Just goes to show you never know really how anyone is fairing financially (or otherwise).

  • http://twitter.com/mrs_truth ms.truth

    :blink: what is this and why should we care???

  • Anna

    Did she spend all her "Weight Watchers" money?

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    WTF she mean "whiter than white?"

    I saw this chit this morning on the news and why was those mofos talkin bout how they felt "sorry" for her, and she was "goin through hard times."

    ¿¿¿ :blink: ???

    She gets $20,000 a year from her divorce or something like that and "it's not enough." Let me iterate, she gets that for doing absolutely nothing.

    I don't know if she committed a crime or not but I hope she loses whatever contract she has remaining. I wonder if anyone would feel "sorry" for Michelle Obama if she were to do the same thing.
    :think:

  • nilano3

    @militaryspouse1 and Floridachick813: How do you NOT know who Fergie is? You have both just exposed your ignorance! The world does not simply revolve around the U.S. and it's inhabitants. Broaden your horizons, get a clue and please do CRACK OPEN A BOOK SOMETIMES!

  • Anna

    madame_zenobia says:

    Didn’t she have a deal with Weight Watchers awhile back? If so, I see why. She gets/got nothing. Just goes to show you never know really how anyone is fairing financially (or otherwise).
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    :lol: I didn't see your comment.

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    Bless her heart

  • LadyLew

    FloridaChick813 says:

    What in thee h3ll is this BS?????
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    :rofl: :cosign:

  • FloridaChick813

    nilano3 says:

    @militaryspouse1 and Floridachick813: How do you NOT know who Fergie is? You have both just exposed your ignorance! The world does not simply revolve around the U.S. and it’s inhabitants. Broaden your horizons, get a clue and please do CRACK OPEN A BOOK SOMETIMES!
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    Excuuussseee you, but I know WHO she is, I simply said WHAT IS THIS??? I could honestly careless that she thinks its "unfair" that she dont get more money.. Get a d@mn job and stop relying on royalty to take care of your butt :coffee:

  • http://twitter.com/mrs_truth ms.truth

    nilano, back away from the keyboard. Thanks! Not everybody cares about a person that has NOTHING to do with our own lives. :rolleyes:

  • RemieBaby

    Fergie looks very old in that still shot.

    What DID she mean by "whiter than white"
    Oh lord here we go.....

  • aqtpie

    Wow!!! :shocked:

  • Lala11_7

    So....let me get this straight Auntie...

    You can bash Presiden Obama night/day/day/night on what you THINK...not what's been proven...

    But you will have EMPATHY for a woman who has TOTALLY CHOOSEN to mess up her life (let's not forget the "toe sucking" incident that happened back in the day with another man and caught on pics...WHEN SHE WAS MARRIED TO THE PRINCE...that kicked off the "BISH YOU GOTTA LEAVE" campaign)...this chick is ALWAYS SO MESSY that EVERYTHING she does gets caught on TAPE OR FILM!!!

    Fergie got played by a man back in the day...and she's being played now...and ONCE again, the one who is truly hurt is her ex-husband and her children...

    And the reason is STILL the same...she would rather risk EVERYTHING to satisfy a base need...then do the RIGHT thing...

    Where's your "narcisstic" comment regarding THAT?!?!

  • http://createspace.com/3393054 iscream

    :|

    Sandra, if you read this is there anyway you can put the comment (1, 2m 3) number count on the outside of the post.

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    Money doesn't buy class!

    Ok so I went back up to see if I missed something in Flo & Militaryspouse response. Ummmmmm I didn't and that respose was so damn RANDOM. Seeems someone else need to do a little more than open a book....u need to learn how to comprehend

  • TruGemini

    Oh...thought you were talking about Fergie from the Blackeyed Peas... my bad :shrugs:

  • CivilEngineer

    I'm just mad that I read ALL that and you pretty much defended her :blink:

    Whose calling people ignorant on a BLOG??? :rolleyes:

  • Kat

    TruGemini says:

    Oh…thought you were talking about Fergie from the Blackeyed Peas… my bad

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    LMAO! :rofl:

  • LaTechGrad02

    So this is news? This happens all of the time but we never see it on CNN

  • FloridaChick813

    TruGemini says:

    Oh…thought you were talking about Fergie from the Blackeyed Peas… my bad
    ________________

    :rofl:

    Until I actually started reading it, I thought the same thing!!!! :yes:

  • PAGESINADIARY

    we gotta do what we gotta do right?

  • Nika405

    WOW :shocked: she had money issues before I believe. She was a compulsive shopper. so if she went back to those same habits....

  • Champagne Wishes & Caviar Dreams

    Nika405 says:

    WOW she had money issues before I believe. She was a compulsive shopper. so if she went back to those same habits….

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    She is just like her great grandmother : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgiana_Cavendish,_Duchess_of_Devonshire

    she spent alot on shopping as well .

  • whatdoesitmatter

    well,.... what can you do? Too late to take it back. I'm sure it's pretty tense around the dinner table too. :shrug:

  • AllNYC

    Fergie was one silly heffa! Her legal team should have advised her better during the divorce. It wasn't a big deal to her then because her daughters were young and she knew she'd live well with them. Now they are grown and she spent all her ends.
    Shoot they could have paid her to keep her Andrew secrets under wraps...
    It ain't a crime, but it sure makes her look really shady to her family and stupid to the rest of the world!

  • TruGemini

    FloridaChick813 says:
    Until I actually started reading it, I thought the same thing!!!!
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    Yeah, when I read the headline I was like "whuuuuut..?" then began the story and was like "umph..nevamind..." :rolleyes:

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    If I were her, I would keep the money and anyone who wants to interview me would have to pay me at least 5 Million Dollars.

    Memo to Fergie: you need a budget and job. Stop jet-setting around the world like you are rich. Get a job or start a business.

  • militaryspouse1

    @militaryspouse1 and Floridachick813: How do you NOT know who Fergie is? You have both just exposed your ignorance! The world does not simply revolve around the U.S. and it’s inhabitants. Broaden your horizons, get a clue and please do CRACK OPEN A BOOK SOMETIMES!

    And yet the only one that looks ignorant on here is you. Girl bye!