Sarah Ferguson previously admitted to being naïve when she first joined the royal family. During that time, she believed that she and Prince Andrew were a good team and that they could handle anything.

In her autobiography “My Story,” the mom of two reminisced on her engagement interview with Prince Andrew. She said that looking back on what she thought and said at that time, she couldn’t help but conclude that she was so naïve.

“I told the interviewer that I’d keep working at my publishing job, of course. And how I would ‘cope’ with all the new demands upon me. I could handle anything because Andrew and I were a team, a ‘good team,’ and nothing could defeat us,” she said.

At this point, Fergie mania had already exploded. Shortly after their engagement interview was released, people flocked to her office to catch a glimpse of her Policemen also lined to the street to make sure that everyone will be safe and everything will be in order.

“The next morning, I would wake up in Buckingham Palace, and Andrew’ s personal protection officer would drive me to work in my man’s Jaguar, with a police car right behind us. I had never felt so alive and open to adventure and yet so safe,” Fergie recounted.

Ferguson was just 26 years old when she got engaged to Prince Andrew. She was focused more on all the benefits that she received as a member of the royal family and was naïve to think that her life would be easy. She didn’t understand anything, and she was also quite gullible. It is safe to say that she wasn’t prepared for the life of a royal.

“Worst of all, I believed in my own press. I believed it when they said I was a breath of fresh air for the Royal Family – that ‘great fun Fergie’ would sponge away the mildew, like some Mary Poppins crossed with Cinderella,” she said.

Ferguson and Prince Andrew’s marriage was short-lived. After tying the knot in 1986, they divorced 10 years later.

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Sarah Ferguson arrives to take her seat inside St George's Chapel ahead of the wedding of her daughter Britain's Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on Oct. 12, 2018. Getty Images/Yui Mok