Britain The Not So Merry Wife of Windsor

Amid barbs from Buckingham Palace and press criticism of Duchess Do-Little, Fergie decides to end her marriage to the Duke of York

fergie (fr ft.ge) chiefly British: a rambunctious misfit and renegade; a royal black sheep ((late 20th cent., origin obscure))

When they married, they seemed a match made in tabloid heaven: Andrew, the handsome playboy prince, and Sarah Ferguson, the red-headed minx who enjoyed slap and tickle and a good time. In contrast to the icy blondness of her sister-in-law Diana, the fun lover all of Britain came to know as Fergie was made up of earth colors and earthy views, promising a shot of red blood into thin royal veins. "She is the best thing in my life," Andrew often told...