Sarah Ferguson is a British media person, author, and philanthropist, who became the Duchess of York after marrying Britain's Prince Andrew. She grew up among the British royalty and thus got acquainted with Prince Andrew at a tender age. They got married after securing the queen's permission in 1986. Soon, Ferguson became an integral part of the royal family and the prince's official itineraries. She has always been controversy's favorite child and has been subjected to harsh criticism by the media. The press hyped her tumultuous marriage and her string of affairs. Additionally, the prince's long trips to serve the navy hit the marriage hard. The royal couple had an amicable divorce later. After the divorce, Ferguson continued to enjoy all the royal luxuries. Her spendthrift nature and straightforward manner earned her the name "Fergie." She continued to be a subject of media scrutiny. Ferguson had once been taped trading access to her former husband's secrets. Ferguson has also been involved in various creative ventures, as a talk-show host, producer, and author of several children's books.