The Duchess of York talks to Charlotte Cripps about feeling broken, living through her heroines and plastic surgery

The duchess, who was affectionately nicknamed Fergie when she married into the royal family in 1986,

is sitting in the study at Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park

her ex-husband Prince Andrew’s residence.

It’s a home she has shared with the Duke of York on and off for many years

despite the fact they separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996

but it’s a sprawling pad that she clearly doesn’t call home sweet home,

any more than she does the Mayfair mews she bought last year. For years now,