Sarah Ferguson, 62, is the mother of Princesses Beatrice, 33, and Eugenie, 31, and former wife of Prince Andrew, also 62. Fergie, as she is often referred as, still lives in Royal Lodge with the Duke of York despite being divorced since 1996. Their Windsor home is complete with 30 rooms and 21 acres, however the Duchess of York’s family actually has Irish roots.
The Duchess’ ancestors were a noble Irish family who lived at Powerscourt Estate in County Wicklow in Ireland.
Sarah is the great-granddaughter of Mervyn Wingfield, the eighth Viscount Powerscourt.
Her grandmother formerly lived at Powerscourt Estate, which is now an attraction in Ireland and boasts a 68-room mansion and 47-acre gardens, voted third best garden in the world.
But what does it look like inside?
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Sarah regularly shares peeks inside her current home, but rarely reveals much of her ancestral property.
However, this time last year in March 2021, she posted a series of photos from the grounds in honour of St Patrick’s Day.
Located in Enniskerry, County Wicklow, the grounds include a stone tower named the ‘Tower Valley’, Japanese gardens, winged horse statues, a ‘Triton’ lake, a pet cemetery, a ‘Dolphin’ pond, walled gardens, the ‘Bamberg Gate’ and the ‘Italian Garden’.
The outdoor space underwent extensive renovations under the instruction of Lord Powerscourt, who inherited the home at the age of eight in 1844.
She went on to recite the words of the poem, beginning: “From the region of zephyrs, the Emerald isle.
“The land of thy birth, in my freshness I come.
“To waken this long-cherished morn with a smile.
“And breath o’er thy spirit the whispers of home.”