The Duchess of York reveals that she is taking a break from her children’s book series Fergie and Friends

The Duchess of York has announced that she is taking a break from her YouTube series Storytime with Fergie and Friends.

Sarah Ferguson, 62, commonly known as Fergie, revealed that she will temporarily stop posting daily videos on her YouTube channel – which she started in lockdown.

Mother of two started the channel in April 2020 to keep children entertained at home.

In an Instagram story shared yesterday, Fergie assured her fans that this break is only temporary and that they will be updated soon when the show resumes.

‘Storytime with Fergie and Friends will take a further break. We will update you soon on a return date, ‘read a post shared on the mother of Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie’s Instagram.

Prince Andrew's ex-wife has been sharing daily videos on her Youtube channel since the lockdown in April 2020

Prince Andrew’s ex-wife has been sharing daily videos on her Youtube channel since the lockdown in April 2020

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, 62, has announced that she will be taking a break from her YouTube series Storytime with Fergie and Friends

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, 62, has announced that she will be taking a break from her YouTube series Storytime with Fergie and Friends

The grandmother of two shared her latest video to date New Year’s Eve, where she read Macca’s Christmas Crackers by Matt Cosgrove. It has been viewed almost 140,000 times.

Other videos have seen her dress up as Little Red Riding Hood and wearing flower crowns and unicorn hats as part of her animated readings.

It happens after Fergie was seen at Verbier’s ski resort in Switzerland.

She was joined by Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank as well as Princess Beatrice, her husband Edo Mapelli Mozzi and his son Wolfie.

The families celebrated the New Year together in the Duke of York’s luxury cabin of £ 17 million – which was thought to be for sale earlier this year – overlooking the exclusive resort.

Fergie’s daily videos, in which she often read children’s books by authors she loves – and sometimes her own titles, were watched by thousands on top of the lockdown.

Sarah Ferguson, 60, pampered her fans with two videos today as she dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood to read the classic children's story on her YouTube channel (pictured)

Sarah Ferguson, 60, pampered her fans with two videos today as she dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood to read the classic children’s story on her YouTube channel (pictured)

The Duchess of York wore a red hooded coat and was joined by a mysterious guest in a wolf mask and nightgown (pictured)

The Duchess of York wore a red hooded coat and was joined by a mysterious guest in a wolf mask and nightgown (pictured)

In the first episode of ‘Storytime with Fergie and Friends’, which she posted on her YouTube channel, Sarah performed a very animated performance as she read the children’s classic Hairy Maclary by Lynley Dodd.

Since the first clip was shared, the mother of two has updated the channel, often daily, with new videos where she could be seen reading children’s stories.

In total, Fergie has shared 543 videos on the channel and gathered more than 42,500 subscribers.

Her latest video was watched by 139,481 fans, but they will have to wait to see another of her videos.

The news comes when Fergie’s ex-husband, Prince Andrew, 61, is currently awaiting a ruling on whether a lawsuit related to allegations of sexual assault on Virginia Giuffre, then 17, on three occasions in 2001 will be fired by a judge in New York.

Ms Giuffre, now 38, claims she was traded by billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and boyfriend Ghislaine Maxwell for having sex with the prince – in Maxwell’s home in London, in Epstein’s mansion in New York and on his private island in the Caribbean.

Fergie's last video was shared on New Year's Eve and watched by nearly 140,000 fans.  She read Macca's Christmas Crackers by Matt Cosgrove

Fergie’s last video was shared on New Year’s Eve and watched by nearly 140,000 fans. She read Macca’s Christmas Crackers by Matt Cosgrove

The Duchess shared do-it-yourself activities and read children's books on her Youtube channel, which has more than 42,500 subscribers

The Duchess shared do-it-yourself activities and read children’s books on her Youtube channel, which has more than 42,500 subscribers

Prince Andrew vehemently rejects the allegations, but his legal team is currently struggling to get the case thrown out due to a ‘technical reason’ on the grounds that she waived her right to sue him when she signed a previous £ 370,000 ($ 500,000) legal settlement with Epstein.

They have also accused Mrs Giuffre of being after ‘another payday at his expense’.

A decision on whether the case will proceed to trial can be returned this week after a hearing last Tuesday.

However, the allegations have deepened the Duke for the past two years and led to a car accident interview with Emily Maitlis on Newsnight, in which he claimed he ‘was unable to sweat’.

Sarah launched the daily YouTube show (pictured) during the lockdown to entertain the little ones sitting at home

Sarah launched the daily YouTube show (pictured) during the lockdown to entertain the little ones sitting at home

Meanwhile, Prince Andrew, pictured in 2019, is currently awaiting a decision on whether a lawsuit related to allegations of sexual assault on Virginia Giuffre, then 17, on three occasions in 2001, will be dismissed by a New York judge.

Meanwhile, Prince Andrew, pictured in 2019, is currently awaiting a decision on whether a lawsuit related to allegations of sexual assault on Virginia Giuffre, then 17, on three occasions in 2001, will be dismissed by a New York judge.

The Sunday Times has reported his expensive list of advisers amounts to a total of £ 2 million.

The list includes a lawyer nicknamed ‘Good News Gary’ and a lawyer representing Detective Terry Adams and Britain’s most violent prisoner Charles Bronson.

The duke’s ex-wife Sarah is also believed to have been involved in the briefing against Mrs Giuffre.

A source said the situation ‘is a mess’ and Andrew ‘gets terrible advice’, while he has not been helped by the fact that his family has ‘given up on him’.

The accusations first came to light in 2011, but the prince did not give a public explanation before the interview in November 2019 on Newsnight.

Sources say he agreed to the interview because he was eager to correct his reputation before his 60th birthday and the wedding of daughter Princess Beatrice.

It is understood that he wanted to ‘get on his feet’ and finally get his side of the story out to the public.

Andrew was initially reluctant to appear on Newsnight for an interview on the grounds that his PR adviser Jason Stein, former special adviser to Amber Rudd, thought it was a bad idea.

However, he was subsequently persuaded by his private secretary Amanda Thirsk.

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