The Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson gave a rare glimpse into the Royal Family’s family dynamic during an appearance at Cannes Film Festival.

The 64-year-old told of the importance of family members supporting one another while attending the 2024 amFar Gala. Speaking with PEOPLE magazine, the royal said “forgiveness” was the most important part of maintaining good family relationships. “I think family unity is key… I think the key to life is that we all support each other,” she said. “And also forgiveness is a great thing. I think forgiveness of yourself and forgiveness of others.”

She made the remarks while being asked whether she had been supporting King Charles and Princess Kate as they received treatment for cancer. The duchess herself has already undergone treatment following diagnoses for both breast and skin cancer in recent months.

And now royal author and expert Tom Quinn exclusively tells The Mirror that Fergie’s comments were a “clear reference to Meghan and Harry’s ongoing feud with Prince William and King Charles”.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with King Charles and Prince William before the family feud 
POOL/AFP via Getty Images)Quinn adds: “But the Duchess has her own well-publicised family difficulties to deal with – she has never stopped trying to persuade the senior royals to rehabilitate her former husband Prince Andrew and when she talked about unity and the need for forgiveness, she no doubt also had her husband in mind.

The Duchess of York is only too well aware from her own life in the Royal family that anger and bitterness ultimately lead nowhere. She has always felt that Harry needs to pull himself together and try to forget about the past for the sake of the family. She feels Harry is just taking things too far.

While the King has returned to public duties following his diagnosis at the beginning of the year, the Princess of Wales remains out of the public eye after beginning her treatment in March. The forms of cancer each has been diagnosed with have not been revealed.

Prince William however recently told the public she was “doing well” while on a recent engagement. Fergie, who has undergone a mastectomy to treat her breast cancer, stated that she’s “put cancer in the corner.”

“I think a lot of people get very frightened to talk about these things,” the Duchess of York expressed. “I’m very happy with my mastectomy and my breasts and just to talk about it.”