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Monochrome magic! Sarah Ferguson looks effortlessly chic in a pied-de-poule blazer and black dress as she attends Raworth’s Harrogate Literature Festival to discuss her novel, Her Heart For A Compass

  • Sarah Ferguson, 62, attended the Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival
  • Duchess of York cut a stylish figure in chic blazer and black dress on Friday
  • Royal was joined onstage by her ‘collaborator and mentor’ Marguerite Kaye


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Sarah Ferguson cut a stylish figure as she attended the Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival on Friday.

The mum of two, 62, looked effortlessly stylish in a pied-de-poule blazer and black dress, which she paired with tights and flat pumps.

Sarah, better known as Fergie, took to the stage to talk about her Mills & Boon novel, Her Heart For A Compass, a fictionalized account of the life of the Duchess’s enchanted aunt, Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott. .

The literary festival, which is a four-day event, also welcomes Costa Book Award winner Monique Roffey, war reporters and prominent political figures, including ex-labor leader Ed Miliband, as they each bring their stories to life on the Harrogate stage.

Sarah Ferguson, 62, cut a stylish figure as she attended the Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival on Friday

Sarah Ferguson, 62, cut a stylish figure as she attended the Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival on Friday

The ex-wife of Prince Andrew, the Queen’s second son, wore her copper locks loose and opted for a touch of blush on her cheeks and a layer of eyeshadow for the occasion.

The Duchess appeared on stage with her “collaborator and mentor” Marguerite Kaye, who has written more than 50 novels for Mills & Boon over the centuries and her books and novellas have sold more than 1.5 million copies in more than 20 years. Nations.

Mills & Boon – the number one publisher of romantic fiction in the UK – was founded in 1908.

The books – which are written by women for women – range from historical romance to rom-com and erotica, with one being sold every 10 seconds in the UK.

The Duchess, who has previously written her memoirs, is the author of numerous children’s books, including the Little Red series and Budgie the Little Helicopter, and she was executive producer of the 2009 landmark film The Young Victoria.

In 2020, the Duchess published several new children’s books: The Enchanted Oak; Arthur Fantastic; Spirit gems.

The Duchess appeared on stage with her 'collaborator and mentor' Marguerite Kaye (pictured), who has written more than 50 novels for Mills & Boon over the centuries

The Duchess appeared on stage with her 'collaborator and mentor' Marguerite Kaye (pictured), who has written more than 50 novels for Mills & Boon over the centuries

The Duchess appeared on stage with her ‘collaborator and mentor’ Marguerite Kaye (pictured), who has written more than 50 novels for Mills & Boon over the centuries

Marguerite Kaye's books and novellas have sold more than 1.5 million copies in more than 20 countries (pictured right and Sarah Ferguson left)

Marguerite Kaye's books and novellas have sold more than 1.5 million copies in more than 20 countries (pictured right and Sarah Ferguson left)

Marguerite Kaye’s books and novellas have sold more than 1.5 million copies in more than 20 countries (pictured right and Sarah Ferguson left)

Fergie wore her copper locks loose

Fergie wore her copper locks loose

The royal opted for a hint of blush on her cheeks and a layer of eyeshadow.

The royal opted for a hint of blush on her cheeks and a layer of eyeshadow.

The ex-wife of Prince Andrew, the Queen’s second son, wore her copper locks loose and opted for a hint of blush on her cheeks and a layer of eyeshadow.

The Duchess of York (pictured), better known as Fergie, has recently celebrated success following her Mills & Boon novel, Her Heart For A Compass, a fictionalized account of the life of the Duchess's enchanted aunt, Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott, crawled into the bestseller lists

The Duchess of York (pictured), better known as Fergie, has recently celebrated success following her Mills & Boon novel, Her Heart For A Compass, a fictionalized account of the life of the Duchess's enchanted aunt, Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott, crawled into the bestseller lists

The Duchess of York (pictured), better known as Fergie, has recently celebrated success following her Mills & Boon novel, Her Heart For A Compass, a fictionalized account of the life of the Duchess’s enchanted aunt, Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott, crawled into the bestseller lists

The Duchess (pictured) is the author of numerous children's books, including the Little Red series and Budgie the Little Helicopter, and she was an executive producer of the 2009 landmark film The Young Victoria.

The Duchess (pictured) is the author of numerous children's books, including the Little Red series and Budgie the Little Helicopter, and she was an executive producer of the 2009 landmark film The Young Victoria.

The Duchess (pictured) is the author of numerous children’s books, including the Little Red series and Budgie the Little Helicopter, and she was an executive producer of the 2009 landmark film The Young Victoria.

She has a lot more in the pipeline, including a new Budgie book.

Her books have collectively sold more than 1.5 million copies.

The Duchess has been reading children’s books on her YouTube channel, Storytime with Fergie and Friends, during the pandemic.

It comes just two days after the Duchess of York was dazzled in a long dress at a Red Cross charity event during Italy’s 16th Rome Film Festival.

The mother of two recycled a sleeveless floor-length red dress she first wore when she attended the luminous fundraising gala as part of the 2019 BFI London Film Festival.

Sarah was given a personalized Red Cross crest and flowers on arrival, before dining with the charity’s president, Francesco Rocca.

Later in the evening, we saw Princess Eugenie’s mother and Princess Beatrice pose for photos alongside Italian actor Raoul Bova and event planner Tiziana Rocca.

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