Sarah Ferguson claims she wants to be a ‘human bridge’ as she makes speech in Bethlehem

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, travelled to Bethlehem two days ago.

She visited the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR) and the Cardiovascular Centre with Imperial College.

The redhead wore a beige suit with a skirt and a pink and white pashmina.

Posing with others at the event, Sarah smiled, and later posted an image of her performing a speech.

She wrote under the image: “I like to be a human bridge to speak about how refreshing it is that volunteers from British science and academia from @imperialcollege and all around the world have joined forces to encourage and support the human right of emergency medical care.”

The captioned under another image from the event: “I was so happy to be with my Palestinian friends, wonderful people who have such kindness in their hearts.

“Dr Ramzi and Edmund Shehadeh have honoured the basic human right to have access to emergency medical care.”

Many too to her Instagram to support the Duchess’s trip.

One wrote: “You go Duch… you have a big heart and a good voice xx proud and respect xx”

Another said: “Thank you for your work of helping people. keep spreading your kindness.. it looks good on you!!” [sic]

Sarah Ferguson is heavily involved with various types of charity work.

She is a patron of the Teenage Cancer and has also founded Children in Crisis.

Children in Crisis aims to improve education for children around the world via international programmes.

Sarah Ferguson married Prince Andrew, also 58, 1986.

The pair divorced legally ten years later, but remain on good terms.

They have two children together, Princess Eugenie, 28, and Prince Beatrice, 30.

Who did Sarah Ferguson date before Prince Andrew wedding? 

It was reported in the Guardian that Sarah dated Paddy McNally before she was introduced to Prince Andrew.

Paddy McNally, now 85, was 27 years Sarah’s senior, and worked at a motorsports journalist before founding AllSport Management.

Sarah Ferguson: Five facts about the Duchess of York


Sarah is the second daughter of Major Ronald Ferguson and Susan Mary Wright.

Her parents divorced in 1974, with her mother going on to marry polo player Héctor Barrantes in 1975 and moving to Argentina. Sarah stayed in the UK with her father, who remarried in 1976 and went on to have three more children.


Sarah married Prince Andrew on 23 July 1986 at Westminster Abbey in London.

She wore an ivory-silk wedding gown designed by Lindka Cierarch which had a 17 foot train and 20 foot veil. As is tradition, Sarah wore a diamond tiara, and her wedding band was crafted from Welsh gold.

The couple spent their honeymoon abroad the real yacht Britannia off the coast of the Azores Islands.


Sarah and Andrew divorced in 1996 after separating in 1992.

However the couple remain on good terms, even living together in the Royal Lodge from 2008 until Sarah moved to a ski chalet in Switzerland they bought together in 2015.


Sarah has written children’s books for many years, her first being a series about Budgie The Helicopter in the early 90s.

She has also been the US spokeswoman for WeightWatchers after famously battling her weight over the years.

On top of commercial endeavours, the Duchess devotes plenty of time to charity, including Children in Crisis, which she founded in 1993.

Social media

Fergie, as she is known to friends, uses both Twitter and Instagram.

She has over 200,000 followers across the platforms, and shares many insights in to her life.

Most of the Royal Family are not on social media, but are represented by Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace, or Clarence House.

Sarah’s daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, are the exception, with both joining their mother on social media.