Sarah Ferguson 'wouldn't change anything' about her controversial past

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has sparked controversy in the past. Between her scandalous money troubles, high-profile affair and topless photos, Fergie has been a divisive figure in the royal family for decades -- but she doesn't regret anything.

In a new interview with the Swedish journal Svenskdam, she said she "wouldn’t change anything" when it comes to her past.

SEE ALSO: Queen Elizabeth II has a 'prickly' relationship with one of her heirs

“If I could turn back time," she said. "I still wouldn’t change anything.” 

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Duke and Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, on a boat during their visit to Venice on August, 1989 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York carries her daughter Princess Beatrice of York at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, 12th May 1990. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, surrounded by a volumious lobster pink wrap, circa 1990. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 12: The Duchess Of York, Sarah Ferguson, Arriving For The Foyle's Literary Lunch For The Publication Of Her Two Budgie Books. She Also Announced Her Pregnancy. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 15: Sarah (Fergie) Ferguson, Duchess of York, poses with her new book 'My Story' at the world famous Harrods department store in London to 25 November. (Photo credit should read DAVID THOMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
EPSOM, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 6: (FILE PHOTO) (PRINCESS DIANA RETROSPECTIVE 1 OF 22) Diana, the Princess of Wales (R) stands with Sarah Ferguson as they watch the Epsom Derby March 6, 1987 in Epsom, United Kingdom. Princess Diana, 36-years-old, died with her companion Dodi Fayed, 41-years-old, in a car crash August 31, 1997 in Paris, France. Fayed was the son of an Egyptian billionaire. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Prince Charles, Princess Diana, The Duchess Of York (sarah Ferguson) And The Duke Of York (prince Andrew) On Holiday In Klosters. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 09: The Duchess Of York (sarah Ferguson), Princess Diana And Prince Charles On Holiday In Klosters. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
(L-R)) England's Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, & Princess Diana at Epsom Derby. (Photo by Ken Goff/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: HRH Princess Beatrice and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York attend the Bell Pottinger Charity Dinner hosted for Northwood African Education Foundation at Lancaster House on November 4, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Bell Pottinger)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: Sarah Ferguson (L), Duchess of York, and Princess Eugenie of York attend the Art Antiques London Gala Evening in aid of Children In Crisis at Kensington Gardens on June 10, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - MAY 10: The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson attends The Scarborough World Gala Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony at Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel on May 10, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Sonia Recchia/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Princess Beatrice and Sarah Ferguson attend a memorial service for Sir David Frost at Westminster Abbey on March 13, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and Princess Eugenie attend the Novak Djokovic Foundation London gala dinner at The Roundhouse on July 8, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York attends the Ceremonial funeral of former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher at St Paul's Cathedral on April 17, 2013 in London, England. Dignitaries from around the world today join Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as the United Kingdom pays tribute to former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher during a Ceremonial funeral with military honours at St Paul's Cathedral. Lady Thatcher, who died last week, was the first British female Prime Minister and served from 1979 to 1990. (Photo by Christopher Furlong - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Sarah Ferguson attends the UK Premiere of 'The Theory Of Everything' at Odeon Leicester Square on December 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Sarah Ferguson attends the UK Premiere of 'The Theory Of Everything' at Odeon Leicester Square on December 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - MAY 10: Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York attends The Scarborough World Gala Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony at Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel on May 10, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Ernesto Di Stefano Photography/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 21: Sarah Ferguson is seen on day 9 of the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images,)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 21: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, attends amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Presented By Bold Films And Harry Winston at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 21, 2015 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/amfAR15/WireImage)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Princess Eugenie and Sarah Ferguson hold hands in the parade ring on day 4 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2015 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Beatrice Ferguson, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Eugenie Ferguson attend Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC at BGC Partners, INC on September 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, attends the annual ladies' lunch in support of the Silent No More Gynaecological Cancer Fund and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity at Fortnum & Mason on September 30, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 7: (Editor's Note: This is an exclusive shoot of Hindustan Times) Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, during an exclusive interview for HT City-Hindustan Times, at Hotel Leela on November 7, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Sarah is a British writer, charity patron, public speaker, film producer and television personality. She is the former wife of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Sarah says, ?She loves Indian chai the most. I love the fact that people here love tea and most of your tea is drunk all over the world. My dream is to set up tea rooms all over the country. I love Indian food too, but not too spicy please!? Says Fergie, as she's fondly called. (Photo by Waseem Gashroo/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, attends The Lady Garden Gala hosted by Chopard in aid of Silent No More Gynaecological Cancer Fund and Cancer Research UK at Claridge's Hotel on January 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 31: Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York attends the 50th anniversary of The Beatles SGT Pepper Album at Abbey Road Studios for End The Silence and Hope&Homes for Children on May 31, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hope and Homes for Children)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 07: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York attends a memorial service for comedian Ronnie Corbett at Westminster Abbey on June 7, 2017 in London, England. Corbett died in March 2016 at the age of 85. (Photo by Joe Maher/WireImage)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and Princess Beatrice attend Royal Ascot 2017 at Ascot Racecourse on June 23, 2017 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Dutchess of York Sarah Ferguson attends the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC and GFI at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, attends 'The Radical Eye' dinner and private view for the Elton John Aids Foundation in association with Bulgari on December 1, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York seen leaving Lou Lou's on December 20, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by GC Images/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 07: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, seen leaving the Arts Club in Mayfair on February 7, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Princess Beatrice of York attend the launch of The Ned, London on April 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Ned London)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and Princess Beatrice watch the Queens horse 'Call To Mind' in the second race on day 4 at Royal Ascot 2017 at Ascot Racecourse on June 23, 2017 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, representing Children In Crisis, attends BGC Charity Day on September 11, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for BGC Partners )
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Sarah Ferguson attends the BFI Luminous Fundraising Gala at The Guildhall on October 3, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, attends the Lady Garden Gala in aid of Silent No More Gynaecological Cancer Fund and Cancer Research UK at Claridge's Hotel on November 28, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 03: Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson at the UNICEF Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas on February 3, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images for UNICEF UCA)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, attends the British Heart Foundation's 'The Beating Hearts Ball' at The Guildhall on February 20, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - APRIL 13: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, attends the Formula E cocktail party in the Italian capital ahead of the first-ever E-Prix in Rome at Casina Valadier on April 13, 2018 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Formula E)
ROME, ITALY - APRIL 14: Sarah Ferguson attends FIA Formula E Gala Dinner at Villa Miani on April 14, 2018 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York attends the Le Cercle SGC Dinner, 'A Golden Affair' at Cafe Royal on April 26, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for SGC Wine )
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The 57-year-old mother of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie faced a major scandal back in 2010 when a British tabloid captured her on video offering access to her ex-husband Prince Andrew for $40,000 in cash. This exchange was followed by more than $700,000 in a wire transfer to her personal bank account. 

Ferguson divorced Andrew in 1996 and says her relationship with her ex-husband is amicable. 

“We’re good friends and communicate very well," she explained in the new interview. "[It's] a prerequisite for the children to feel good.” 

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Royals who married commoners
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Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano and King Felipe VI

Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, now Queen Letizia of Spain, was a journalist and news broadcaster. She reported on the 2000 U.S. presidential election, and was an anchor of the nightly news program Telediario. In 2003, she became engaged to Felipe, who was then Prince of Asturias. The engagement was seen as a surprise not only because of her nonroyal status, but also because she had been previously married.

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Charlene Wittstock and Prince Albert II

In the summer of 2011, Charlene Wittstock married long-time bachelor Prince Albert II of Monaco—the son of Princess Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III. Wittstock, who is now Princess of Monaco, was born in what is now modern-day Zimbabwe. She moved with her family to South Africa during her childhood, and later represented the nation as a swimmer in the Olympics.

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Sofia Hellqvist and Prince Carl Philip

Sofia Hellqvist married Prince Carl Philip of Sweden in 2015. She is now known as Princess Sofia of Sweden, Duchess of Värmland, but was a model and reality-TV star prior to her marriage. The couple’s first child together, Prince Alexander, was born this past April.

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Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden and Daniel Westling

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria met her husband, Prince Daniel, while he was working as her personal trainer. Before this, he had served in the Swedish Army. The couple announced their engagement in 2009, and wed in June of 2010.

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O’Neill

Princess Madeleine, the sister of Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Carl Philip, married Christopher O’Neill in 2013. O’Neill is an American-British financier. He was born in London, and attended college at Boston University, where he majored in international relations. O’Neill does not hold a title, and he declined Swedish citizenship. As a private citizen, he has been able to continue his career in finance.

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Masako Owada and Crown Prince Naruhito

Masako Owada was born in Tokyo, Japan, but moved with her family to the U.S. while she was in high school. She attended Harvard University, where she studied economics. She went on to study at Oxford and at the University of Tokyo as well, with a focus on international relations and law. Owada, now Crown Princess of Japan, has been married to Crown Prince Naruhito for more than 20 years. They have one daughter, Princess Aiko.

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Rania Al-Yassin and King Abdullah II of Jordan

Now Queen Rania met then-Prince Abdullah of Jordan when she was 22 years old. Queen Rania was born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents: Her family fled to Jordan around the time Kuwait was invaded by Saddam Hussein. She studied at the American University in Cairo, and worked briefly at Citibank and Apple. She and her husband became King and Queen of Jordan in 1999.

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Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was working at Deutsche Bank in New York City when she met then-Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands in 1999. The couple met in Seville, Spain, at a fair, where the prince introduced himself simply as “Alexander.” Máxima, who is descended from Iberian royalty though born a commoner, is now Queen of the Netherlands.

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Marie-Chantal Miller and Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece

Marie-Chantal is one of the three famous Miller sisters. (Her sister Pia married a Getty, and Alexandra Miller was married for a time to Diane von Furstenberg’s son.) Their father, Robert Warren Miller, made his fortune through his empire of duty-free shops. Marie-Chantal married Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece in 1995. She is now styled as Crown Princess of Greece, Princess of Denmark, and has five children.

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