Sarah, Duchess of York (born Sarah Margaret Ferguson; 15 October 1959) is a British charity patron, spokesperson, writer, film producer, television personality and former member of the British Royal Family. She was married to Queen Elizabeth II's second son, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, from 1986 to 1996.
She is often popularly referred to as "Fergie", a common nickname for people named Ferguson.
The Duchess is the daughter of Major Ronald Ferguson and Susan Mary Wright Barrantes, both now deceased. Her children, Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York, are respectively fifth and sixth in line of succession to the British Throne.