In an interview with the British magazine Hello! on Tuesday 28 November, the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson spoke about her breast cancer and how it has affected the rest of her family, in particular her daughters Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice.
Affected by breast cancer earlier this year, Prince Andrew’s ex-wife Sarah Ferguson has revealed that the condition has had an impact on everyone close to her. On the occasion of the Big Give Christmas Challenge, an appeal for donations set up in the United Kingdom by the Big Give organisation and supported by the royal personality, the latter spoke to the British magazine Hello! magazine on Tuesday 28 November, which is also a partner in the event, and explained why she felt it was important to take part in this kind of action, which can particularly help families where one of the members has been affected by cancer: “A cancer diagnosis is like a bomb exploding for the whole family,” explained the woman who recently embarked on an audiovisual career, before continuing: “Normal life stops: Normal life stops. My daughters, in particular, were very affected by my illness”, she revealed.
The two young women, Beatrice and Eugenie d’York, who were already committed to the cause before their mother’s terrible announcement, proved to be great supporters of her mother, in particular by making sure she was well and visiting her regularly after her mastectomy last June. Taking time away from home to clear her head and focus on wellbeing and the future can be so important,” she explained. A possibility that is difficult to give oneself in the face of financial problems, and which explains why the Duchess of York supports charities that help patients and their families.
Sarah Ferguson: her many confidences about her cancer
The Royal, who is now very involved in the fight against cancer around the world, has already spoken in the past about how her daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, received this tragic news. Last July, on the Tea Talks podcast, the duchess said that the two women, like the rest of her family, had experienced the news of her cancer with “dread”, while she saw her illness as “a wake-up call”: “You wonder how I’m going to cope with this. You really start to envisage your own demise”, she explained. But thanks to her entourage and the support of those close to her, as well as all her fans, Prince Andrew’s ex-wife has been able to remain positive and hopeful for the future.
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