Sarah Ferguson: "My mother didn"t beat me – it was just a joke"

Sarah Ferguson: "My mother didn"t beat me – it was just a joke"

My mother didn”t beat me – it was just a joke says Fergie as she backtracks on abuse claims

12:16 AM on 31st July 2011

Change: Sarah Ferguson now says she loved her mother - despite claiming to have been beaten by her as a child

Change: Sarah Ferguson now says she loved her mother – despite claiming to have been beaten by her as a child

Royalty: The Duchess of York out shopping with her daughter, Princess Eugenie, in Mount Street, London

Royalty: The Duchess of York out shopping with her daughter, Princess Eugenie, in Mount Street, London

Telling all: The duchess on The Oprah Winfrey Show

Telling all: The duchess on The Oprah Winfrey Show