Sarah Ferguson was involved in a major controversy decades ago when she was photographed canoodling with John Bryan. The Duchess of York revealed that she tried her best to stop the publication of her photographs but to no avail.

In her autobiography “My Story,” the mom of two revealed that she and Prince Andrew were already separated when she showed her affection to Bryan. But even if this was the case, she made it a point to tell her ex-husband what really happened.

To Fergie’s surprise, Prince Andrew told her that he would support him amid the backlash that she expected to face. The Duchess of York also came clean to the Queen about what happened.

“She couldn’t have been pleased, but she is like her middle son; she is not easily rattled,” Ferguson said.

The Queen told the Duchess of York that they should just wait and see what happens.

The High Court refused to stop the publication of Ferguson and Bryan’s photos because they didn’t think that this would serve the interest of the public. But the Duchess of York soon realized that there was one last hope.

“The judge told him that if the Palace were to back us before the Press Complaints Commission, we could still prevent publication the next morning. At ten o’clock that evening, John called one last time. The deadline had passed, and the Queen’s private secretary, Mr. Z, had refused to intercede,” she said.

Unfortunately, things didn’t work to Fergie’s favor and her photos were released the next day. Princess Eugenie’s mom blamed herself for her misdemeanor by saying that she’s a royal duchess, but she had an affair with another man and was busted for it.

Ferguson also said that she had been exposed for what she truly was, which is worthless, unfit and a national disgrace. Today, it seems that Ferguson and Prince Andrew have already moved past the scandal. They are still good friends years after their divorce.

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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