Sarah Ferguson to speak to Bridgerton creator about her book being on TV – ‘I’m obsessed’ | Royal | News (Reports)

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The Duchess of York said she “adored” the series – which has been described as Gossip Girl meets Downton Abbey – and admitted she has already watched it twice. Bridgerton has been one of the most talked about TV shows since it launched on the streaming service on Christmas Day.

The series is set in Regency London and follows Daphne Bridgerton, played by Phoebe Dynevor, as she tries to find a husband.

Sarah told Us Weekly: “I adored Bridgerton so much that I watched it twice, deliberately. I’m obsessed with it.

“I think Daphne is a terrific character, as we see her learning about life.

“I love the way she learns to use her strong voice. It chimed with me because now is the time for women to speak up.”

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Sarah added that she will be speaking to Bridgerton’s producer about making her new book, Her Heart For A Compass, into a TV series.

The Duchess said: “The costumes and set designs were incredible too.

“The way Betsy Beers and Shonda Rhimes have created Bridgerton is fabulous and I was really impressed.

“I definitely will be talking to Shondaland about making Her Heart for a Compass into a TV series.”

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Sarah, nicknamed Fergie, came across Lady Margaret after researching her ancestry and became fascinated because Margaret is her middle name.

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She took inspiration from her own experiences when writing the book.

The Duchess said: “Although her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch were close friends with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, I was unable to discover much about my namesake’s early life, and so was born the idea which became Her Heart For A Compass.

“With real historical events and facts to hand, my imagination took over. I invented a history for her that incorporated real people and events, including some of my other ancestors.

“I created a friendship between my heroine and Princess Louise, Queen Victoria’s sixth child, and I drew on many parallels from my life for Lady Margaret’s journey.”

Sarah has previously written her memoirs and is the author of numerous children’s books.

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She was also an executive producer of the 2009 historical film The Young Victoria.

And she has been reading children’s books throughout the coronavirus pandemic on her YouTube channel, Storytime with Fergie and Friends.

Sarah said: “I have long held a passion for historical research and telling the stories of strong women in history through film and television.

“I am proud to bring my personal brand of historical fiction to the publishing world.”

The royal wrote the book with author Marguerite Kaye, who is described as her “collaborator and mentor”.

Mills & Boon is the UK’s number one publisher of romantic fiction.

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