Princess Eugenie leads tributes to her mother Sarah Ferguson as she celebrates her 61th birthday – Daily Mail

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Princess Eugenie has led birthday tributes to her mother Sarah Ferguson by sharing a gallery of sweet photos to mark the Duchess’ special day. 

The Duchess of York, who has been spending most of the year at Royal Lodge, turns  61 today, and her younger daughter, 30, and her old friend and collaborator Antonia Marshall, were among the first to send birthday wishes to Sarah, most commonly known as Fergie. 

They both praised how ‘unique’ and ‘kind’ Fergie’s character is in heartfelt posts on Instagram and Twitter

Sarah Ferguson herself thanked her fans and loved ones for their birthday wishes in a video shared on Instagram where she joked she was ’61, still red-headed and not out.’ 

Princess Eugenie, 30, led birthday wishes to mark her mother Sarah Ferguson's 61st birthday today, including a self of them together

Princess Eugenie, 30, led birthday wishes to mark her mother Sarah Ferguson's 61st birthday today, including a self of them together

Princess Eugenie, 30, led birthday wishes to mark her mother Sarah Ferguson’s 61st birthday today, including a self of them together 

The pictures Eugenie shared included this sweet childhood snap where Fergie was photographed holding hands with Beatrice, now 32 and Eugenie when they were toddlers

The pictures Eugenie shared included this sweet childhood snap where Fergie was photographed holding hands with Beatrice, now 32 and Eugenie when they were toddlers

The pictures Eugenie shared included this sweet childhood snap where Fergie was photographed holding hands with Beatrice, now 32 and Eugenie when they were toddlers 

In the short video, Prince Andrew’s ex-wife thanked her fans for their ‘wonderful birthday messages’. 

She looked happy and well, sitting in front of a dresser and sporting a vivid green blouse.  

Eugenie, who is expecting her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank, 33, for 2021, shared a selection of images of her mother and praised her ‘unique’ character. 

‘Happy Birthday to my dear mumsy,’ the princess penned.  

In one of the pictures, Sarah Ferguson looked relaxed while sitting on stools shaped like mushrooms

In one of the pictures, Sarah Ferguson looked relaxed while sitting on stools shaped like mushrooms

In one of the pictures, Sarah Ferguson looked relaxed while sitting on stools shaped like mushrooms 

Eugenie praised her mother's 'unique' personality, writing on Instagram that she was one of a kind

Eugenie praised her mother's 'unique' personality, writing on Instagram that she was one of a kind

Eugenie praised her mother’s ‘unique’ personality, writing on Instagram that she was one of a kind 

One of the vintage pictures saw a young Sarah showing of her fiery locks while playing with a puppy

One of the vintage pictures saw a young Sarah showing of her fiery locks while playing with a puppy

One of the vintage pictures saw a young Sarah showing of her fiery locks while playing with a puppy 

Eugenie, who is expecting her first child, shared contemporary pictures of her mother relaxing in beautiful settings

Eugenie, who is expecting her first child, shared contemporary pictures of her mother relaxing in beautiful settings

Eugenie, who is expecting her first child, shared contemporary pictures of her mother relaxing in beautiful settings 

‘You are one of a kind.⁣ There were too many pictures to choose from that show how completely unique you are,’ she added. 

Eugenie shared several snaps of her mother at different stages of her life, including a cute snap of her mother holding hands with her sister Beatrice, now 32 and herself on an outing where the girls were toddlers. 

Among the pictures were some snaps of Sarah as a young woman, including a portrait of the former royal showing off her ginger locks while playing with a puppy. 

One throw back picture saw the Duchess of York sporting braids and a hat in a beautiful unnamed setting

One throw back picture saw the Duchess of York sporting braids and a hat in a beautiful unnamed setting

One throw back picture saw the Duchess of York sporting braids and a hat in a beautiful unnamed setting 

Eugenie, who is thought to have spent some of 2020 with her mother at Royal Lodge in Windsor, shared this lovely picture of Fergie holding flowers

Eugenie, who is thought to have spent some of 2020 with her mother at Royal Lodge in Windsor, shared this lovely picture of Fergie holding flowers

Eugenie, who is thought to have spent some of 2020 with her mother at Royal Lodge in Windsor, shared this lovely picture of Fergie holding flowers 

Fergie could be seen smelling flowers on a possible hike in the pictures shared by her youngest daughter

Fergie could be seen smelling flowers on a possible hike in the pictures shared by her youngest daughter

Fergie could be seen smelling flowers on a possible hike in the pictures shared by her youngest daughter 

The Duchess thanked her fans and loved ones for their 'wonderful' birthday wishes on Instagram

The Duchess thanked her fans and loved ones for their 'wonderful' birthday wishes on Instagram

The Duchess thanked her fans and loved ones for their ‘wonderful’ birthday wishes on Instagram

In a stunning vintage picture, Fergie can be seen looking into the distance while sporting braids and a fedora hat surrounded by fields in an unknown location.  

Doting daughter Eugenie also shared pictures of her mother now, looking relaxed on her estate at Windsor, the Royal Lodge, smelling flowers, posing on stools shaped like mushrooms. 

The expectant mother included a selfie of her and her mother.  

Antonia Marshall, who has been working at the Duchess of York's office since 2010 also joined in on the birthday wishes and shared this funny picture of Sarah next to a pile of suitcases

Antonia Marshall, who has been working at the Duchess of York's office since 2010 also joined in on the birthday wishes and shared this funny picture of Sarah next to a pile of suitcases

Antonia Marshall, who has been working at the Duchess of York’s office since 2010 also joined in on the birthday wishes and shared this funny picture of Sarah next to a pile of suitcases 

Fergie's old friend Antonia also shared a beautiful picture of the Duchess looking smart in an orange jumper

Fergie's old friend Antonia also shared a beautiful picture of the Duchess looking smart in an orange jumper

Fergie’s old friend Antonia also shared a beautiful picture of the Duchess looking smart in an orange jumper 

In another snap shared by Antonia, Fergie could be seen sharing a moment of calm with a horse

In another snap shared by Antonia, Fergie could be seen sharing a moment of calm with a horse

In another snap shared by Antonia, Fergie could be seen sharing a moment of calm with a horse

Antonia praised Fergie's kindness, touting her one of the 'most caring people' she knew on Instagram

Antonia praised Fergie's kindness, touting her one of the 'most caring people' she knew on Instagram

Antonia praised Fergie’s kindness, touting her one of the ‘most caring people’ she knew on Instagram

Meanwhile, Antonia Marshall, who has been working for the Duchess of York’s office for the past ten years, touted Fergie as the ‘kindest person’ she knows on Twitter and Instagram. 

‘One of the kindest and most caring people I know. And makes me laugh everyday!!! Have a wonderful day,’ she wrote. 

Antonia showed of Fergie’s playful side with a snap of the Duchess waving from the back of a car, with a pile of suitcases sitting on her laps, hiding most her body. 

A second pictured showed a calm and relaxed Sarah stroking a horses face, wearing a black and green shawl over a black dress. 

Sarah Ferguson thanked her fan ans joked she was '61, still red-headed and not out' in an Instagram video

Sarah Ferguson thanked her fan ans joked she was '61, still red-headed and not out' in an Instagram video

Sarah Ferguson thanked her fan ans joked she was ’61, still red-headed and not out’ in an Instagram video

Royal fans sent their best wishes to mark Sarah's birthday and congratulated her on Eugenie's pregnancy

Royal fans sent their best wishes to mark Sarah's birthday and congratulated her on Eugenie's pregnancy

Royal fans sent their best wishes to mark Sarah’s birthday and congratulated her on Eugenie’s pregnancy 

The last picture for a close up portrait of the Duchess sporting a short bob of red hair and a fierce smile. 

Royal fans also joined in on the birthday wishes, some taking the opportunity to congratulate ‘granny-to-be’ Fergie. 

‘Happy Birthday and Congrats on Granny to be,’ one wrote. 

Happy Birthday Sarah.. I hope that you have a fantastic day celebrating.. And also congratulations on the soon to be/arrival of your 1st grandchild! You will be an amazing grandma,’ another said. 

‘Happy birthday! Here’s hoping the red hair & firey passion never fades,’ said another. 

‘OMG such a beautiful grandma,’ one fan said. 

 

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