Sarah Ferguson: I was Drunk During Sting Operation

sarah-fergusonAlcohol was apparently behind the British Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson‘s now-famous sting video, where she appears to be asking for a fee in exchange for access to her ex-husband, Prince Andrew. In an interview on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Ferguson told Oprah that she had been drinking prior to her meeting with a reporter of the U.K.’s News of the World.

“I’m aware of the fact that I’ve been drinking, you know, that I was not in my right place,” said Ferguson, who was videotaped asking for more than $700,000 in exchange for access to Prince Andrew, fourth in line to the Queen Elizabeth’s throne.

Ferguson, who was divorced from Andrew in 1996, had apologized for her actions, saying she was facing financial problems. The Duchess said she had seen parts of the sting video, but has yet to watch it in its entirety. “”I haven’t faced the devil in the face. Because I was in the gutter at that moment,” she said.

The full interview, Ferguson’s first since the scandal broke out a few weeks ago, will air on Tuesday.