Prince Andrew’s ex-wife Sarah Ferguson says she was turned down by ‘The Crown’ when she offered her royal expertise to the show

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Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew at Royal Ascot. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images
  • Sarah Ferguson said she offered to assist “The Crown” but was declined.
  • The duchess said she reached out to the executive producer about developing her character.
  • “Why can’t I help my character?” she told Town and Country.
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Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York is a big fan of Netflix’s historical drama “The Crown,” based on the lives of the British royal family.

However, Ferguson said when she called up the show’s executive producer, Andy Harries, to offer her royal expertise, she was turned down.

Speaking in an interview with Town and Country, the duchess said she wanted to assist the show in developing her character, who only appeared briefly in season four.

“Hello?” Ferguson joked. “Where is Fergie?”

“I said to him, ‘Why can’t I help my character?'” she added.

The publication said that Ferguson’s offer was “declined” by Harries.

While Ferguson divorced the Queen’s son, Prince Andrew, in 1996, the two have remained close friends and often attend engagements together. They have two daughters, Princess Beatrice (32) and Princess Eugenie (31), and one grandchild, Eugenie’s son August.

Ferguson lost her HRH title when she divorced Andrew, however she still retained her Duchess of York title.

The duchess is now a well-known children’s author, and even has a YouTube series, “Storytime with Fergie and Friends,” which is dedicated to reading children’s stories.

Her first novel for adults, “Her Heart For a Compass,” will be published on August 2.

Netflix did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.