A few days ago, the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, was caught on tape trying to accept a bribe of $750,000 from an undercover journalist in exchange for access to her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, who is a representative for the U.K. on international trade, and fourth in line for the crown. Of course, because she’s an expert on all things royal, who would have a few thoughts to share on the Fergie scandal? Why, The Real Housewives of New York City’s Countess Luann de Lesseps, of course!
I mean, how could a fake royal pass up a chance to comment on a scandal involving an ex-royal, and a guy who, let’s face it, is never going to be king?
The poor Countess. In all fairness, she’s probably just thrilled to talk about anything other than Bethenny Frankel’s new baby or that crazy Kelly Bensimon. After all, such subjects are beneath her station in life. But Fergie! Now that’s right up her alley.
Largely, de Lesseps’ comments are of the sideline spectator variety: she speculates about Fergie being desperate for money, expresses shock that she failed to ask for the journalist’s credentials before accepting the bribe, and bets that Fergie’s reputation is going to be damaged as a result of this. (Well, duh.) But of course, de Lesseps, who has a flair for the dramatic, immediatly wondered about Prince Andrew’s involvement: “I wonder if the prince knew nothing about this…I mean, they have children together. I find it hard to believe he knew nothing about it.”
She also thinks that the whole thing will end once Fergie “apologizes for the pain she’s caused”, which I found a little confusing. What pain? I mean obviously, it was wrong to accept a bribe, and she and Andrew and her daughters are probably all a little embarrassed, but who is actually in pain as a result? The Royal family? The English people? Countesses everywhere?