Fergie to read daily children’s story online

Sarah, Duchess of York has launched a Storytime With Fergie And Friends YouTube channel.

The Duke of York’s ex-wife said she would be reading a traditional children’s story each day.

“Every day I’m going to do Storytime With Fergie And Friends – not just Fergie. You’ll have to wait and see – it’s going to be very exciting,” she said.

Waving a cuddly unicorn toy around, she added: “Let’s get a bit of magic going here, shall we?”

The duchess, mother to Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, was wearing a hairband made of orange flowers and was surrounded by dolls, a teddy and a china unicorn teapot.

She promised the stories would be short, but also added: “They could be long books.”

“I’m in my favourite place ever, ever, ever, which is with children, thinking of children and thinking of all the children out there that just need a little bit of magic. You are not alone,” she added.

Sarah, Duchess of York
Sarah, Duchess of York with her ex-husband the Duke of York (Adam Davy/PA)

She began her story reading pledge with picture book Hairy Maclary by Lynley Dodd, putting on her glasses and adding her own commentary throughout.

“Isn’t it great? I just love it,” she said of the book at the start, before stopping to show off an Alice In Wonderland teapot.

The exuberant duchess, who was born Sarah Ferguson and nicknamed Fergie by the press, recently signed a publishing deal for seven children’s books.

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