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Sarah Ferguson Talks Royal Exes, Scandals, and Weddings in Bazaar

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Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, mother of the fabulously be-hatted Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice, opens up in the June issue of Harper's Bazaar, which hits newsstands May 31st. Some excerpts from the story:

On the royal wedding: “I understand that they didn’t invite me. I’m divorced from Prince Andrew. I think it’s a new chapter and a fresh page... I look at it and think, I was once that bride. It's very sad. You're happy for them, of course, but it's sad because you'd love to do it all over again, but with the awareness that you have now."

On the hidden-camera video scandal: “It shocked me to the roots of my whole being. I didn’t do that, selling access,” she says. The masquerading Indian mogul, she explains, “said he wanted to start a business with me, and I said, ‘If you’re going to invest in my business, with that comes my family, because we’re all a team together.’ But the way it came across in the video, it was so horrible, because they cut it and edited it and changed it, chopped it.”

On her ex-husband: “He’s a great man and a ?rst-rate father and the bestest friend. I love him. He’s my soulmate. It’s actually what we said in front of God at the altar: We honor and respect each other until death do us part. The only thing is, he has girlfriends and I have boyfriends.”

· Sarah Ferguson [Harper's Bazaar]