"Blubbing Fergie hits a new low: Duchess allows Beatrice and Eugenie to be filmed clearly in distress for latest TV series
She says her girls are the centre of her universe.
Which begs the question why the Duchess of York allowed the Queen’s grand-daughters to be filmed crying, and at times clearly in distress, for her latest television series.
The six-part Finding Sarah has seen the shamed duchess pour her heart out to psychologists in an effort to cure her ‘poisonous’ spending issues.
n the final episode, which was shown on Sunday and featured the duchess frequently dissolving into tears, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie appear in several scenes discussing their mother’s ‘journey’.
While neither are children any more, at 22 and 21 respectively, it is clear that their mother’s recent woes have had a troubling effect on them.
This includes the incident in which Sarah was caught demanding £500,000 from a bogus businessman to arrange access to ex-husband Prince Andrew.
In the programme, Sarah receives a phone call from an unidentified person who tells her that the friend who originally helped set up the News of the World sting was planning to sell her story.
Viewers are told that the duchess is able to deal with the blow thanks to her ‘newfound strength’, but the camera then cuts to Eugenie, who is clearly upset by the prospect of yet more negative headlines.
Although her daughter is obviously sobbing, Sarah allows the cameras to continue to roll as she leads her through the garden of her former family home.
‘Seeing Eugenie so upset brought out the fighter in me,’ the duchess says in a voice-over.
Leading her away, Sarah then says: ‘What’s wrong Eug?’ to her daughter who has turned away from the cameras.
Sobbing Eugenie replies: ‘I don’t like it.’
Sarah: ‘It’s fine baby, it’s fine [as Eugenie continues to cry]. Don’t be sad, don’t be sad, what are you getting sad for? They can’t hurt you, they can’t hurt us. We’ve got to keep tough.’
As Eugenie sobs again, burying her face in her mother’s coat, Sarah says: ‘Baby’, before finally walking away.
The segment appears to be filmed at the duchess’s childhood home in Hampshire where she is shown with her stepmother, Susan, and Eugenie hugging around the kitchen table and looking at pictures of her time with the Royal Family.
In another scene, Beatrice appears in what seems to be a hotel room discussing her mother’s ‘re-invention’.
The pair hug, with the camera panning in on the weeping young woman’s face.
Yesterday the Daily Mail reported that the duchess claims to have cleared her estimated £2million-worth of debts thanks to the help of her former husband, only weeks after claiming she was still on the brink of bankruptcy.
She agreed to take part in the television series, which is being produced by Oprah Winfrey and is being broadcast only in the U.S., as a way to kick-start her career following her ‘cash for access’ humiliation last year after a string of failed business deals left her badly in debt for the second time in her life.
The programme has followed her as she consulted a series of psychotherapists and even a horse whisperer in her efforts to cure her ‘inability’ to cope with money.
At the end of the last programme she appears to blame it on poor self-esteem caused by her mother, Susan Barrantes, walking out on her as a young girl.
She says: ‘I now see that my mother abandoning me wasn’t my fault, and that is a revelation. I’ve learned it’s not what happens in your life, it’s what you say to yourself about what happens in your life.’
Sarah says she is now ‘fighting like a lioness’ after battling her ‘addiction to acceptance and approval’.
It emerged yesterday that she has a number of money-spinning schemes up her sleeve, including a new range of children’s books.
Fergie’s Farm is still in its early stages but will focus on the adventures of a group of farm animals. It is likely to come out next year.
There will also be another, undisclosed, range of books targeted at young people, while Finding Sarah: A Duchess’s Journey To Find Herself, a book based on the U.S. TV series, is already in the shops."
"RICHARD KAY: Fergie's businessman friend dies in mystery fire 'caused by candles in his swish Marbella flat'
Just 18 months after moving to Spain to start a new life, having lost not one but two fortunes, the Duchess of York’s property dealer chum David Elias has been found dead in bizarre circumstances at his apartment on the Costa del Sol.
Twice-married Elias appears to have succumbed to noxious fumes after candles were thought to have set fire to rugs as he slept at his swish rented flat in Marbella.
A neighbour raised the alarm after spotting smoke pouring from a window, but the businessman could not be saved.
Yesterday, Elias’s first wife, Jenny, a former Conservative Party treasurer and vice-chairman under Michael Howard, was too upset to talk about the tragic death.
They have a son, Alexander, a merchant banker, now 25, to whom Fergie had promised to be a godmother but, in the event, never was.
Jenny, who led the campaign to erect a statue of former American President Ronald Reagan outside the U.S. Embassy in London, was abandoned by Elias in 1993 when he ran off with blonde Katherine Bromley, wife of one of his best friends, Stowe-educated art dealer Nigel Pollitzer.
They married in 1998, but a year later, and just two months before the birth of a son, now 13, Elias left her, too.
Friends are now trying to piece together events in southern Spain, where Elias had been living quietly, close to the Marbella Club. It is understood he had an East European girlfriend.
According to one close chum, David, who suffered from asthma, had been feeling unwell on the night of the fire and had taken a couple of sleeping pills.
He was alone, he had told his girlfriend not to come over because he wanted to sleep,’ I am told. ‘There had been a power cut in his building and it seems the candles he had lit burnt down and set fire to some rugs.
Apparently they gave off noxious fumes.’
Elias, known as ‘Wiggy’ because of his wayward hair, suffered seven-figure losses in the Lloyd’s scandal, but he later inherited around £14 million from relatives, which got him back on his feet —only to suffer hugely in a failed property venture in Florida."
The newly wed Prince Andrew, the Duke of York and his wife Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, wave to crowds 23 July 1986 [this was back when it was still the real Ms. Sarah Ferguson, probably---beatlies] from the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London while Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Mother look on. There is new speculation that the pair has rekindled their romance -- and may even be preparing to re-marry. Photograph by: AFP/Getty Images , .
When Sarah, Duchess of York was entertained by the Queen at Balmoral earlier this month, it was widely interpreted as a sign that the wedding of her eldest daughter, Princess Beatrice, might be imminent. Mandrake hears that it was, in fact, a different relationship to which the monarch was giving her blessing.
Fergie is said to have rekindled her romance with her former husband, the Duke of York. Friends claim that the couple are so close that they will eventually formalize their reunion.
"Mark my words, they will remarry," says one pal. "It is only a matter of time." Another friend tells me: "It wouldn't surprise me at all. They are a wonderful couple together and, better still, pretty amazing parents."
The couple, have remained close since they divorced the following year. They both live at Royal Lodge, the former country home of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, in Berkshire. They joined Beatrice, 25, and her sister, Princess Eugenie, 23, for the weekend at the Queen's Scottish retreat. Notably, the Duke of Edinburgh had not arrived in the Highlands by that point.
He is, apparently, yet to forgive the Duchess, 53, who was at Balmoral in 1992 when a tabloid newspaper published photographs of her having her toes sucked by John Bryan, her "financial adviser". She had not been invited back until this month. In little-noticed comments in 2009, Prince Andrew said he did not rule out remarrying the Duchess. "Do we have to be married?" he asked. "Well, let's put it another way, I can neither confirm nor deny the possibility. We have two great children. We still look after them."
The Duke, 53, has been linked to a string of women over the years, but none of the relationships has endured. Fergie's friendships have also faltered. In 1999, the Duchess told an interviewer: "There was no reason for Andrew and I to get divorced; there wasn't another person in our lives to go to.
"We got divorced because I had to go out to work, and Andrew and I believed that it wasn't right for me to be commercial while I was still in the Royal family. I had to provide for my children, but not do it on their own doorstep in this country, rubbing the Royal family's noses in my commerciality."
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New Allegations Implicate Prince Andrew in Jeffrey Epstein’s Underage Sex Slave Ring
By Jessica Roy
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A new motion filed in a Florida court last week implicates 54-year-old Prince Andrew, Duke of York, in the ongoing scandal surrounding New York money manager Jeffrey Epstein's alleged underage sex slave ring. The motion seeks to expand a lawsuit filed by two anonymous victims in 2008 to include allegations from two new women who claim they were also trafficked by Epstein. Happy Monday!
In the document, a woman called "Jane Doe #3" alleges that between 1999 and 2002 she was sexually abused by Epstein, who also pimped her out to his rich and famous friends, including Prince Andrew. On three separate occasions, Jane Doe #3 says she had sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 years old.
Ghislaine Maxwell, a 53-year-old British socialite and daughter of the late publishing magnate Robert Maxwell, allegedly acted as a madame for Epstein, bringing him underage girls he and his trusted cohorts could sleep with, including Jane Doe #3. From the motion:
For instance, one such powerful individual Epstein forced Jane Doe #3 to have sexual relations with was a member of the British Royal Family, Prince Andrew (aka Duke of York). Jane Doe #3 was forced to have sexual relations with this Prince when she was a minor in three separate geographical locations: in London (at Ghislaine Maxwell’s apartment), in New York, and on Epstein’s private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands (in an orgy with numerous other under-aged girls). Epstein instructed Jane Doe #3 that she was to give the Prince whatever he demanded and required Jane Doe #3 to report back to him on the details of the sexual abuse. Maxwell facilitated Prince Andrew’s acts of sexual abuse by acting as a “madame” for Epstein, thereby assisting in internationally trafficking Jane Doe #3 (and numerous other young girls) for sexual purposes.
The prince and the royal family have denied the accusations. Buckingham Palace issued a statement to The Guardian assuring that "for the avoidance of doubt, any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue."
Alan M. Dershowitz, in a court filing on Monday, called the claims of a suit “categorically false.”
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By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
JANUARY 6, 2015
A well-known criminal defense lawyer, who along with Prince Andrew has been accused of having sex with an under-age girl, has denied the allegations in a federal court filing and asked that his name be removed from the case.
In court papers filed Monday in the Southern District of Florida, representatives for the lawyer, Alan M. Dershowitz, called the claims that he had sex with a minor “outrageous and impertinent.”
The accusations against Mr. Dershowitz, a professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, and Prince Andrew, second son of Queen Elizabeth and fifth in line to the British throne, came in a motion filed Dec. 30 as part of a broader, long-running federal lawsuit. Mr. Dershowitz and Prince Andrew are not parties to the broader lawsuit.
The motion claimed that Jeffrey E. Epstein, a wealthy businessman who has previously pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution, had forced the girl, beginning at age 15, to have sex with “politically connected and financially powerful people,” including Mr. Dershowitz and Prince Andrew. Buckingham Palace has vehemently denied the allegations against the prince.
The woman, who was not identified in the court document, was repeatedly sexually abused by Mr. Epstein as a minor, the filing said, and was “required” to have sex with Prince Andrew and Mr. Dershowitz several times, including in Florida, New York, New Mexico and the Virgin Islands and on private planes.
The motion also claimed that Mr. Dershowitz had abused other minors and had been “an eyewitness to the sexual abuse of many other minors” by Mr. Epstein and others.
In a statement accompanying the court filing, Mr. Dershowitz said the encounters could not have occurred for several reasons, including the one time he had visited Mr. Epstein’s house in New Mexico. The house was still under construction, and Mr. Dershowitz said he had stayed for about an hour. He was accompanied, he said, by his wife and daughter and another couple.
“Mr. Epstein was not there,” Mr. Dershowitz said. “Nor were there any young girls visible at any time.”
Bradley J. Edwards, a lawyer for the woman, declined to comment Tuesday.
Mr. Dershowitz’s lawyers said in their motion that the allegation was “nothing more than a vehicle to impugn the reputation of Professor Dershowitz, filed with the certain result of stirring up media interest.”
The motion argued that Mr. Dershowitz, who has previously served as Mr. Epstein’s lawyer, should be allowed to remove his name from the case given that the allegations of sexual abuse had harmed his reputation.
“Few accusations, if any, can launch such an immediate sensation as well as an enduring taint, notwithstanding their utter falsity and the impeccable reputation of the accused,” the motion said.
Further, the motion maintained that the accusation, while “categorically false,” had no relevance to the underlying lawsuit.
The broader lawsuit was filed in 2008 by two women who claimed that federal prosecutors had failed to adequately take into consideration their legal claims. While the Palm Beach police said they believed they had sufficient evidence for Mr. Epstein to be charged with at least four counts of unlawful sex with minors, he was allowed to plead guilty to a single count of soliciting an under-age girl for prostitution and was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Subsequently, lawyers for two other women — including the woman who claimed to have had sex as a minor with Mr. Dershowitz and Prince Andrew — filed a motion seeking to join the lawsuit. A decision is pending.
"The woman at the centre of the Prince Andrew under-age sex scandal was forced to flee her home and ‘fears for her life’, her aunt claimed last night.
Virginia Roberts, 31, sparked headlines around the globe when she filed sensational court papers claiming she slept with the Prince three times, including as a juvenile of 17 under Florida law, while working as a teen ‘sex slave’ for convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein...."
Last Edit: Jan 11, 2015 21:40:59 GMT -5 by beatlies
"Prince Andrew's alleged 'sex slave' claims Duke and friends mocked Fergie behind her back
16 January 2015 10:00 PM Christopher Bucktin
Virginia Roberts wrote in her diary that the duke and his friends Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein insulted his loyal former wife's weight and dress sense behind her back
More claims: Prince Andrew mocked ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, claims Virginia Roberts (inset)
Prince Andrew’s alleged teenage “sex slave” claims the Duke of York took part in slating his loyal ex-wife Sarah Ferguson behind her back.
Virginia Roberts wrote in her diary that the duke and his convicted paedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein, along with socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, took a “jab or two” at the duchess, who was supposed to be the latter's friend.
The allegation will come as a blow to the 55-year-old, who has staunchly defended her ex-husband since the recent sex scandal erupted.
Court papers claim the prince romped with Miss Roberts three times when she was 17 – once in an “orgy of numerous other under-age girls” on a Caribbean island, where the age of consent is 18...."
Last Edit: Jan 18, 2015 8:47:47 GMT -5 by beatlies