HerHeartForACompass is a love story only a royal could tell. 💗
Fergie is mom to Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
is something new -- and a long time coming. Fergie tells ET's Kevin Frazier that she first had the idea to write romance when she was doing research for the 2009 film Young Victoria, which she produced and which starred Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend."I was so immersed in the fabulousness of the history of that period that I then decided I was gonna write a novel," she shares.
Her Heart for a Compassfollows Lady Margaret, whose parents have arranged for her a society marriage. Shortly before her betrothal is to be announced, Margaret flees, leaving her parents to explain her sudden absence to a ballroom full of distinguished guests.
Harper CollinsIf this plot is giving youBridgertonvibes, you wouldn't be the only one. Fergie, however, feels it can be best compared to Jane Austen's classic tale,Pride and Prejudice."This character goes against the confines of 1870 where she was to be controlled by men -- and a lady does not wish to be controlled by men," she says. headtopics.com
As for what inspired her new novel, Fergie admits that some of it did come from her real life in the royal family. Fergie had a royal wedding of her own in 1986 when she married Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Though the two divorced in 1996, Fergie still very much believes in love.
"I'm such a romantic. ...I deeply believe in the romance of life," she muses."...I'm a romantic at heart. I have lived every girl's dream of marrying a prince."Speaking to the similarities between herself and her character, who is also a redhead, Fergie adds, "I think that when you are redhead, you're deeply passionate about life and deeply in love with how intoxicating it can be. When you're thrown into the public stage as a princess, you can't get better than that."
Her Heart for a Compass is out now, and could become its own book series if Fergie has her way."I'd like this to be a series because I think Lady Margaret could run and run," she teases."I think there could be lots of different books about Lady Margaret."
In the meantime, Fergie says she's finally trusting her own voice."I think at 61 I have a much better understanding of the strength of my own voice -- and that's really pretty exciting," she shares."It's taken me a long time to get to this voice which I’m really pleased about." headtopics.com
Gavin Newsom holds onto his job as California governor, CNN projects
California's Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has defeated the effort to remove him from office, according to a projection from the CNN Decision Desk, capping off a recall effort that was born in partisan anger over his pandemic response but ended with a vote of confidence in his strategy to combat it.
Princess Eugenie Has Shared Some Pictures from Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Former HomeThese are some of the only glimpses fans have of the inside of Frogmore Cottage. They accused Jack of cheating yesterday today they are opening their home to the tabloids
Royal Family Member Reveals The 'Hardest Part' Of Prince Philip's FuneralThe Duke of Edinburgh died on April 9 at the age of 99.
Royal Family Member Reveals The 'Hardest Part' Of Prince Philip's FuneralThe Duke of Edinburgh died on April 9 at the age of 99. These poor people have to march past like their ancestors in black. Tradition is some dangerous monotonous journey of robotic actions with no reactions.
5 royal marriage tips: The Queen and Prince Philip, Prince William and Kate Middleton, moreRoyal marriage tips: Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, Zara Tindall, the Queen and more royals discuss the secrets behind their relationships.
Report: Meghan Markle Was Obsessed With Prince William And The Royal Family Long Before She Ever Met Prince HarryWas Meghan Markle secretly infatuated with Prince William in her college days before meeting Prince Harry? That's what one tabloid is reporting this week.
Sarah Ferguson's Royal Ups and Downs Through the Years: Divorce and More Sarah Ferguson didn’t have the smoothest transition into royal life after marrying Prince Andrew — but she eventually found her footing. No pun intended We don’t care about the Yorks.