Sarah Ferguson: Ex Husband Prince Andrew Is “My Soulmate”

The Royal Wedding

Absence makes the heart grow fonder…

Despite having gone through a rather public and scandal-ridden divorce with ex-husband Prince Andrew nearly 15 years ago, Sarah Ferguson still considers her ex to be her "best friend."

PHOTO: Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson on their wedding day

"He's a great man and a first-rate father and the bestest friend," the Duchess of York tells Harper's Bazaar in their June issue. "I love him. He's my soulmate. It's actually what we said in front of God at the altar: We honor and respect each other until death do us part. The only thing is, he has girlfriends and I have boyfriends."

The 51-year-old former royal stresses that although she's currently single, she "would love a boyfriend." But even with no love life, the Duchess prides herself on devoting her time and energy to her daughters Princess Beatrice, 22, and Princess Eugenie, 21.

"The only thing I know I've done 100 percent right is be a good mother," Fergie says. "I'm proud to say I'm the best mom I know. People say to me, 'What is your brand identity?' And I say, 'I'm a global mother.'"

Most recently, the buzz surrounding her non-invitee status to Prince William and Duchess Catherine's April 29 wedding has been the topic to talk about, but Fergie remains positive and introspective on the subject. "I understand that they didn't invite me. I'm divorced from Prince Andrew. I think it's a new chapter and a fresh page. I look at it and think, I was once that bride. It's very sad. You're happy for them, of course, but it's sad because you'd love to do it all over again, but with the awareness that you have now."

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