Before there were Kate and Meghan, there were Diana and Sarah; two young girls just getting started in the world who had walked into the most enchanting, terrifying, and unique style together. Just Like Kate and Meghan, Diana and Sarah married Royal brothers Princess Charles and Prince Andrew.
Di and Fergie, as they were lovingly called, were the “It girls” of the Royal Family; they quickly became each other’s closest friends in a family that felt cold and foreign. While Diana was photographed looked quite sad with her husband, Prince Charles, she nearly always had a smile in photos with Fergie.
Once they both started growing their families, they were even closer. Raising William and Harry with Beatrice and Eugenie, the two princesses disclosed the deepest parts of their hearts with each other.
Fergie has referred to Diana as her best friend. In Fergie’s book, “Finding Sarah,” Fergie remembered Di as “the quickest wit” she knew. She admitted, “Nobody made me laugh like she did.” Their relationship was thriving, but right before Princess Diana’s tragic death, the two sister-in-laws experienced some relational turmoil.
In the last year of Diana’s life, she and Fergie were not on speaking terms. And it wasn’t because of her divorce from Prince Charles or Fergie’s issues with Prince Andrew, but rather because of a statement Fergie made that got back to Diana. Fergie wrote, “Sadly, at the end, we hadn't spoken for a year, although I never knew the reason, except that once Diana got something in her head it stuck there for a while."
The reason for their fallout? Sarah was quoted as saying she got a verruca after borrowing a pair of shoes that she had received from Princess Diana. Apparently, the statement sent Diana into a rage and the two never talked again.
Fergie was terribly saddened to learn the news of Diana’s passing and surely wishes she could take back the statement about the shoes even though she meant no harm. What do you think about this?