I wasn't really surprised when the latest scandal surrounding Sarah Fergie Ferguson arose. After all, she has always seemed to be on the outside looking in--almost a leper where the Royal family is concerned. According to reports, when she divorced Prince Andrew, she was allotted L20,000 a year in alimony, roughly 30 grand. Meanwhile, Princess Diana received a sum estimated to be in the tens of millions of dollars per year. I know it's hard to compare the two (actually you can't, Lady Di was the People's Princess and Fergie, well, she's a Weight Watcher spokesperson among other things) but those sums seem a little disproportionate to me.
If you don't follow the latest Royal gossip the gist of the matter is that Fergie was allegedly selling access to her ex, Andrew, for the tidy sum of $750,000. She was caught in an undercover sting by some British tabloid and the entire country is in an uproar. Buckingham Palace has steadfastly denied that Prince Andrew had anything to do with it and wouldn't participate anyway.
I say, why not.
If somebody wants to pay nearly a million bucks to have a round of golf or have dinner with the Prince and have gone through a background check, what's the problem? Will it taint the Royal legacy? (I think they do a good enough job of that themselves.)
It's obvious she needs the money and she does know one of the most famous men in the world. And if she did it one time it would nearly equal a lifetime of alimony payments.
So, I pose this question: Did Fergie go too far?
I'd tell the Windsors to either pay up or put on a smile because guess who's coming to dinner tonight? You can't blame a girl for wanting to get paid...
I think the Royal Family should be ashamed of themselves and make it up to Fergie by raising her allowance. What a ridiculous settlement!
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