Sarah Ferguson is finally speaking out about the now infamous videotaped sting in which she purportedly offers to sell access to her former husband, Prince Andrew.
Britain's Duchess of York sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a tell-all interview about the incident, confessing, "I was drunk" and "in the gutter" when it occurred.
In the videotape, Ferguson seems to ask an undercover reporter posing as a wealthy businessman for about $750,000 ($40,000 in cash and 500,000 pounds in a wire transfer) in exchange for a business meeting with the prince.
Prince Andrew, also known as the Duke of York, serves as Britain's special representative for international trade and investment.
"I can open any door you want," Ferguson reportedly said in the video.
When the tape surfaced on London's News of the World website, which set up the undercover operation, it landed Ferguson in hot water with the royal family.
"I'm aware of the fact that I've been drinking, you know, that I was not in my right place," Ferguson told Winfrey of the incident in an interview, which is scheduled to air Tuesday on Oprah.
The 50-year-old royal said she has yet to see the scandalous tape, saying, "I haven't faced the devil in the face. Because I was in the gutter at that moment."
Ferguson and Prince Andrew, who split in 1996, have two daughters together. Prince Andrew is Queen Elizabeth's son.
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