Sarah Ferguson reveals she’s launching a podcast to ‘spill the tea’
Sarah Ferguson has revealed she’s following in Meghan Markle’s footsteps as she announced she is launching a podcast.
The Duchess of York, 63, shared an Instagram post this morning confirming the first episode of ‘Tea Talks with the Duchess and Sarah’ would be released this week.
She explained it is a ‘new weekly podcast about the highs and lows of everyday life’ and would see her ‘taking on some of the biggest and strangest stories from around the world.’
Fergie is far from the first royal to launch a podcast, joining the likes of Mike Tindall, Princess Eugenie and the Duchess of Sussex to have her own audio platform.
Her decision to launch the podcast comes after she was snubbed for a Coronation invite by King Charles – but joined the family for the more relaxed occasion of a celebratory concert in Windsor.
Sarah Ferguson has revealed she’s following in Meghan Markle’s footsteps as she announced she is launching a podcast
In a post shared on Instagram announcing the news, Fergie wrote: ‘Long-time friends and tea fans, author Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Sarah Jane Thomson, entrepreneur and founder of First News, will be getting to the bottom of week’s talking points while enjoying a soothing cup of tea.
‘They learn about themselves, each other and give their take on some of the biggest and strangest stories from around the world.
‘No topic is off the table. No biscuit will remain undunked.’
She went on to share the hashtag #SpillTheTea on the post.
It remains to be seen what kinds of topics Sarah will be discussing on her podcast.
While Princess Eugenie tends to keep her production solely focused on her anti-slavery charity, both Mike and Meghan have used their platforms to share deeply personal stories about their time in the royal family.
Mike even announced he was expecting a third baby with his wife Zara during the podcast he co-hosts, The Good, The Bad & The Rugby in 2020.
Meanwhile Meghan and Fergie’s nephew Prince Harry signed a lucrative deal with the audio streaming giant to host and produce podcasts, estimated to be worth around £18million, in late 2020.
But they had only released one series so far – Meghan’s Archetypes, which saw the royal speaking to historians, experts and woman who have experienced being typecast.
She explained it is a ‘new weekly podcast about the highs and lows of everyday life’ and would see her ‘taking on some of the biggest and strangest stories from around the world’
And while Meghan’s podcast deal may be worth millions, it’s not known what kind of financial deal Fergie has agreed to.
The red-headed royal has complained of financial difficulties in recent years, describing herself as ‘continually on the verge of financial bankruptcy’ in a 2010 TV interview in the US.
The podcast is just the latest of Fergie’s business ventures, with the royal having recently launching a career as a romantic author for Mills & Boon – promoting a new work titled A Most Intriguing Lady.
Sarah has had an eclectic career as an entrepreneur, having been a children’s author, film producer and writer of romantic fiction.
She has even sold blenders on television and has been an ambassador for Weight Watchers.
Earlier this year, the Duchess launched a gallery of digital art, which features her own spoken-word poetry overlaid with a visual interpretation of the verses by other artists.
It comes amidst a busy period for Sarah, who was snapped stepping onto a boat in Venice this weekend following an appearance at the wedding of F1 billionaire heiress Chloe Stroll and Olympian Scotty James.
Sarah Ferguson’s daughter Princess Eugenie, 33, also has a podcast, which is focused on her anti-slavery charity
Meanwhile Mike Tindall also has a podcast, in which he shares personal stories and discusses rugby
Meanwhile Meghan and Fergie’s nephew Prince Harry signed a lucrative deal with the audio streaming giant to host and produce podcasts, estimated to be worth around £18million, in late 2020
The Duchess of York appeared to be taking a photo or video while standing on the boat, as she left the Italian city.
Looking stylish, the 63-year-old was dressed in a black midi skirt and green jacket, paired with matching trainers.
She pulled her auburn hair off her face with a thin band, but otherwise left her tresses loose, and they fell past her shoulders.
It is believed that the royal was in Venice to attend the wedding of F1 billionaire heiress Chloe Stroll and Olympic snowboarder Scotty James.
Less than a week after the Duchess attended the coronation concert near Windsor Castle last Sunday.
Sarah was reunited with ex husband Prince Andrew, from whom she’s been divorced since 1996, for the event, with the pair putting on a friendly display.
They joined their glamorous daughters Princess Eugenie, 31, and Princess Beatrice, 34, at the musical extravaganza, as well as other Royal Family members, including the King and Queen, the Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh.
Despite not being invited to attend the coronation service at Westminster Abbey last weekend, Fergie marked the occasion with a touching Instagram post.
She posted a picture of King Charles and Queen Camilla waving at royal fans as they left Westminster Abbey with a short and sweet message of congratulations.
Sarah wrote: ‘Sincerest congratulations to Their Majesties, the King and Queen.’