Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson tells of battle with weight

Diet: Duchess of York
Diet: Duchess of York

THE Duchess of York has told how she lost three stone in weight after being horrified to realise she was almost as heavy as she was while pregnant.

Sarah dropped her weight over five months by cutting out sugar and sticking to regular exercise.

She told Hello! magazine she was prompted to take action when she stood on the scales and realised she was nearly as heavy as when she was pregnant with the first of her two daughters, Princess Beatrice, who is now 25.

"That's what really frightened me," said the Duchess (54). "It took courage to go out in public in all the years I was overweight. Every time there was a 'Duchess of Pork' or 'Fat Frumpy Fergie' headline, they didn't have any idea they were reaching to the depths of my soul," she said.

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