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    Sarah Ferguson's 1996 Interview With Oprah Has Resurfaced Ahead Of Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Interview

    “You didn’t marry the fairy tale, you married a man."

    Everyone's gearing up to watch Oprah's heavily anticipated interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tonight.

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    Ahead of tonight's interview, Oprah's 1996 sit-down with Sarah Ferguson — also known as Sarah, Duchess of York and the former wife of Prince Andrew — has been recirculating online.

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    Sarah married Prince Andrew in 1986, eventually divorcing in 1996 after four years of separation.

    In the interview, Sarah told Oprah about her experience marrying Andrew and being a member of England's royal family, as well as her experience under the scrutiny of the British press.

    Sarah Ferguson, holding an umbrella, in Venice in 2019
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    “You didn’t marry the fairy tale, you married a man,” Sarah said of her marriage. “You fell in love and you married the man, and then you have to come to terms with the fairy tale. Now it’s not a fairy tale, it’s real life.”

    Sarah smiling while out in London in 2019
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    Sarah talked about various rooms in Buckingham Palace and gave Oprah the inside dirt on what it was really like to live in the famous abode.

    Sarah points at a picture of the interior of Buckingham Palace during her interview with Oprah
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    "The palace from when you look at it from the outside, the windows have to be open in only a certain amount so they are all in line, and I'd come in and throw open all the windows," she said. "And no, that was wrong."

    Sarah at a BFI event in London in 2019
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    She also discussed the British press's treatment of her at the time: "I must explain that the British press at the moment is completely and utterly cruel and abusive and so invasive," she told Oprah.

    Sarah at the wedding of Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling in 2019
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    "It is very cruel and very painful when you are going to try and find the feelings within to be on such a public stage."

    Sarah at a London launch event in 2019
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    "Cruel" and "painful" scrutiny from the press is certainly a subject that Meghan is familiar with and has opened up about before — and something she will likely talk more about during tonight's interview.

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sit next to each other during their interview with Oprah
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