329 - Sarah Ferguson

Em 1986 ela se casou com Andrew, irmão mais novo do Príncipe Charles. Dez anos depois eles se divorciaram, por conta de um dos muitos escândalos que, até hoje, tem como protagonista ela, Sarah Ferguson, considerada uma das personagens mais coloridas que já gravitaram em torno da família real inglesa. by Alastair Peel


In the 1980s two wonderful things happened to Britain’s Royal Family. The first was the {tip text=" casamento de conto de fadas" title=" “fairy tale” marriage "} “fairy tale” marriage {/tip} of Lady Diana Spencer to Prince Charles in 1981. The second was the {tip text=" casamento, bodas " title=" wedding "} wedding {/tip} of Charles’ younger brother, Prince Andrew, and Sarah Ferguson in 1986. “Fergie” was less beautiful and less glamorous than “Di,” but she was {tip text=" uma personagem divertida e bem-vinda para somar" title=" a fun character and a welcome addition"} a fun character and a welcome addition {/tip}. Unfortunately, {tip text=" ambos" title=" both "} both {/tip} marriages ended in divorce. Princess Diana {tip text=" morreu em um acidente automobilístico" title=" died in a car crash "} died in a car crash {/tip} in Paris in 1997 at the age of 36. Fergie, who celebrated her 55th birthday on October 15th, is still alive, but there are probably times when {tip text=" ela desejaria estar morta" title=" she wishes she was dead "} she wishes she was dead {/tip}.


Andrew and Fergie’s problems began in 1992 when The Daily Mirror published photographs of Fergie {tip text=" tomando sol de topless" title=" sunbathing topless "} sunbathing topless {/tip} in the company of an American businessman. Andrew and Sarah, also known as the Duke and Duchess of York, divorced in 1996. {tip text=" se dão bem" title=" They still get on well "} They still get on well {/tip}, and there are even {tip text=" comentários, rumores" title=" rumours "} rumours {/tip} that they will marry for a second time. They both have good relationships with their two daughters, but Fergie’s problems are in other areas. After the divorce {tip text=" não era mais" title=" she was no longer "} she was no longer {/tip} a member of the Royal Family, but she continued to live “like a princess.” {tip text=" não podia sustentar" title=" She couldn’t afford "} She couldn’t afford {/tip} her expensive lifestyle and she has {tip text=" enormes dívidas" title=" massive debts "} massive debts {/tip}: estimates vary from £2 million to £5 million.


Sarah had more problems with {tip text=" a imprensa" title=" the press "} the press {/tip} in 2010 when another paper, The News of the World, sent an {tip text=" disfarçado, não revelado" title=" undercover "} undercover {/tip} journalist, Mazher Mahmood, to meet her. Mahmood {tip text=" fingiu ser" title=" pretended to be "} pretended to be {/tip} an Indian businessman who wanted to meet Prince Andrew. He offered Fergie £500,000 in cash “for royal access” and she accepted. Unfortunately, secret cameras filmed the meeting and there was a national scandal, both for Sarah and the Royal Family. Later she confessed to Oprah Winfrey that {tip text=" ela estava bêbada" title=" she was drunk "} she was drunk {/tip} when she met Mahmood. The News of the World {tip text=" parou, fechou" title=" ceased "} ceased {/tip} publication the following year, after the {tip text=" interceptação telefônica" title=" phone hacking "} phone hacking {/tip} scandal, but this was too late to help Sarah.


Sadly, she has other problems. She is also {tip text=" com problemas " title=" in trouble "} in trouble {/tip} with the Turkish government. She is a children’s author and a film producer, and in 2009 she worked on Young Victoria, a love story about England’s most famous queen. Sarah also makes documentaries. In 2008 she went to Turkey and {tip text=" escondida, secretamente" title=" covertly "} covertly {/tip} filmed inside an orphanage. The Turkish government were furious and {tip text=" eles a processaram" title=" they prosecuted her "} they prosecuted her {/tip} “in absentia.” She risked a very long {tip text=" sentença de prisão" title=" jail sentence "} jail sentence {/tip}, but so far she is still a free woman.