The Duchess, who has written various children’s books, dug up old memories with Princess Beatrice and Eugenie in a candid essay. She described what teatime represented to her family and the ethos behind having everyone sit at the table.
In her exclusive piece for People Royals magazine, Sarah said: “Teatime has always been an important part of our family day, where we can take time to share news.
“When my girls were younger, we would sit and chat about their day at school, any achievements or concerns they might have.
“We would have a magical feast of finger sandwiches, cocktail sausages, biscuits, scones with clotted cream and jam and bite-size cakes.
“Of course, afternoon tea food became more adult as the girls grew older, with smoked-salmon sandwiches and cucumber sandwiches replacing the Traffic Light ones, but the basic ethos was the same: a time of sharing.”
The Princesses are now grown up and each have their separate family homes with their husbands.
Beatrice married Edoardo Macelli Mozzi last year in a small, socially distanced ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints, Windsor.
Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank welcomed their first child, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, into the world on February 9.
Sarah, who is now a first-time grandmother, spoke with joy about the baby news on Fergie & Friends, her Youtube channel.