The Queen has never been seen so angry when pictures emerged showing Sarah, Duchess of York in a compromising situation with her lover John Bryan in 1992. The Royal Family were staying at Balmoral when the photos were published and forced Fergie to flee back to London with Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice. Royal expert Ingrid Seward told the Channel 5 documentary 'Beatrice and Eugenie: Pampered Princesses?' how the children picked up on Fergie's "distress".
She said: "Andrew was there and the Queen was there and Fergie had to go and apologise to the Queen and she said she had never seen the Queen that angry."
Narrator Glynis Barber said: "Beatrice and Eugenie's holiday was cut short as Fergie fled Balmoral taking the young girls with her."
Ms Seward added: "They would have been distracted by the nanny but they would have known that their mother was very distressed and they would have taken on her distress."
The Duke and Duchess of York had not yet divorced when the images came to light.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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Sarah Ferguson escaped to London with her daughters to avoid the Queen's 'anger' (Image: GETTY)
The Royal Family were staying at Balmoral when scandalous photos of Fergie came to light (Image: GETTY)
Royal expert Richard Kay claimed Mr Bryan had asked to view an early copy of the papers and had reassured Sarah "everything will be ok."