THE Duchess of York has admitted to an ‘appalling lack of judgement’ after giving the impression that her former husband does something.
Sarah Ferguson told an undercover reporter from the News of the World that for Â£500,000 she could introduce him to Prince Andrew and that it would in some way be helpful.
She said: “In recent years I have found myself under increasing financial pressure, however that is no excuse for insinuating that a member of the Royal family has a point. I have been made to look incredibly stupid and naive.
“I want to make it clear that my former husband had no knowledge of my actions and would never, as far as I am aware, do anything.”
Constitutional expert, Denys Finch-Hatton, said: “It must have been very difficult for the journalist to keep a straight face. I can only assume he was posing as someone who had never heard of Prince Andrew.
“I’d imagine any normal human would probably have said something like ‘Prince Andrew? Are you sure? That can’t possibly be right’.”
He added: “Then again maybe one can make a career out of introducing someone to a group of legitimate businessmen from Kazakhstan.
“Or perhaps Â£500,000 is the going rate if you want to hitch a ride on a helicopter that’s going from the car park to the first tee at Wentworth.”
Prince Andrew said he had been ‘unaware’ of his wife’s meeting, adding: “I’m about 80 yards to the pin with a decent lie so I think I’ll try a little ‘bump and run’ with my new seven iron.
“This afternoon I shall have a bath.”
But experts stressed the latest scandal means the Prince’s ex-wife could now before forced to resign as both Duchess of York and Sarah Ferguson.
Denys Finch-Hatton said: “I suspect she’ll probably end up being called something like ‘Barbara Mabbot’ and selling toilet cleaning supplies to medium-sized businesses in the M4 corridor.”