Sarah Ferguson speaks about Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie's disabilities growing up

Naomi Gordon
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From Harper's BAZAAR

Sarah Ferguson has opened up about Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie and the adversities they overcame while growing up.

The 59-year-old former royal was raising funds for her charity Street Child - which aims to provide an education for disadvantaged children across the world - and reflected on how her daughters' were given the "luxury" of an education despite Beatrice's dyslexia, and Eugenie's Scoliosis.

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"My work has saved my life. Kept me grateful, kept my feet on the ground," Sarah told Press Association at the fundraising campaign for her charity.

"It kept me realising how lucky that my children - Eugenie, as you now know, is disabled with 12-inch metal rods down her back, Beatrice is dyslexic with special needs at school - and yet they had an education, so why isn't any other child allowed that same luxury. And why is it a luxury?"

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Street Child's Count Me In appeal is raising funds to buy school uniforms, train teachers and build classrooms for disadvantaged children in ten countries from Sierra Leone to Afghanistan. 121 million children around the world are not able to have an education and Street Child aims to give a child the right to be educated.

Sarah also appeared on Good Morning Britain today to advocate her charity campaign, and reflected on Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank in October.

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"The love between Jack and Eugenie is enormous… they are twin flames," she said. "They are meant to be together. We were so proud and gosh I wanted to cry. To see Eugenie blossom like she has and to be so brave with her scoliosis."

Eugenie wore a beautiful white, V-neck gown designed by Peter Pilotto which folded around the shoulders into a low back to reveal her scars from childhood surgery, something which she previously said she wanted to make a part of her day.

The 28-year-old royal underwent major surgery to correct a curvature of her spine when she was a child. She and Jack married at St George's Chapel in Windsor on October 12.

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