In her difficult times of financial troubles Sarah Ferguson has found a straight-talking friend in Oprah Winfrey.
The chat show queen says she told her royal pal to face reality when Sarah lamented the loss of her usual summer holiday.
"She sent me an email about how it’s so difficult to give up going to Spain this year," Oprah told Parade magazine.
"And I said, 'You have no money. People who don't have money don't go to Spain on holiday. Hello!'"
The Duchess - who is to star in a reality TV programme set up by Oprah - ususally takes daughters Beatrice and Eugenie to Sotogrande in Spain each year.