Sarah Ferguson and King Charles have struck up a special bond after the King’s cancer diagnosis, a royal author has claimed.
The Duchess of York issued a touching message in the wake of the monarch’s illness, telling Instagram followers “His Majesty is very dear to me”.
She posted the message to mark the first event she has attended since revealing her own cancer battle.
Speaking on GB News, Angela Levin told Eamonn Holmes and Ellie Costello that Fergie’s message was “lovely”.
Angela Levin has lavished Sarah Ferguson with praise
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“Fergie has written to King Charles supporting him and being kind”, she said.
“They’re writing letters to each other and they can understand what each other are going through.
“Fergie said ‘you always have to have hope because then you can win’. It’s not 100 per cent true but it’s a lovely thing to say and I think it’s very comforting for him.”
Fergie delivered the message alongside a picture of herself giving a speech at the Cancer Alliance Hope and Help Luncheon in Palm Beach, Florida, on Wednesday.
The 64-year-old wrote on Instagram: “His Majesty is very dear to me and I think I speak for everyone when I say he is in my thoughts and prayers.”
According to the Mail Online, the Duchess and the King have been bonding over their cancer battles in letters.
They said: “The King and Sarah are incredibly fond of one another and now they have bonded over their respective cancer diagnosis with an exchange of letters.
“Cancer is a wicked disease that affects so many individuals and their families and it’s clear that extra support from loved ones and the extended cancer community can help immeasurably.”
Ferguson, the mother of princesses Beatrice and Eugenie was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in January.
She was spotted leaving King Edward VII’s hospital in London on 25 January days after the announcement where she told well-wishers “I’m fine”.
A spokesman has said that further investigations are being carried out to ensure the disease had been caught in its early stages.