Sarah, also known by friends and family as Fergie, announced today she has written her first historical novel, after having made a name for herself as a TV producer and writer of children’s books. The Duchess of York shared a video on her social media accounts in which she briefly teased about her new book, Her Heart For A Compass.
The book will be released in August by Mills and Boon, one of the UK’s main publishers of romantic fiction.
Her debut as a writer of romance, however, was criticised by ITV’s royal editor Chris Ship, who drew a comparison between the Duchess of York’s upcoming work and Meghan and Harry’s pledge to “uphold the Queen’s values” in their post-royal life.
Sharing Fergie’s video, the royal commentator wrote on Twitter: “This is quite something. A debut romance Mills and Boon novel by @SarahTheDuchess.
“Announced today – publication of Her Heart For A Compass in August.
“I have no other words left to add!!”
He added: “We’re told it’s a fictional account of the life of Fergie’s great-great-aunt, Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scot. I’ll leave the review to you!
“At least Harry and Meghan promised to ‘uphold the values’ of the Queen in their financial endeavours after they left the Royal Family.
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“Fergie’s Mills and Boon novel doesn’t really fall into that category…”
Sarah joined the Royal Family by marrying Prince Andrew in 1986, after which they were created Duke and Duchess of York.
Contrary to Meghan and Harry, however, Fergie was stripped of her title in 1996, after her divorce with the Duke was completed.
Since her divorce, she has published not only children’s books but also memoirs in which she detailed her experience as a member of the Royal Family and manuals in collaboration with weight loss company Weight Watchers, of which she has been an ambassador.
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