Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has blamed the royal family for her failed marriage to Britain's Prince Andrew.
Sarah was left devastated when Andrew was sent to sea with the Royal Navy for five years, just days after they married in 1986.
The duchess told TV psychotherapist Pamela Stephenson during an interview for Channel 4 show 'Shrink Rap': "I fulfilled every girl's dream, getting married in a glass coach with six white horses. Andrew was my boy and very good-looking - the best one of the whole lot."
"The deal was that we were going to get married and I would go and live at port with him in a cottage. But two weeks after we got married, they said, 'No you can go to Buckingham Palace and Andrew you go to sea for the next five years.' Inside I was thinking, 'Don't take him away from me. He is the one person who believes in me.'"
Sarah and Andrew - who have two daughters, 18-year-old Beatrice and 17-year-old Eugenie - split in 1992 and divorced four years later.
The 47-year-old also admits she was jealous of the late Princess Diana - who first orchestrated her romance with Andrew - and struggled to live in her shadow.
She said: "I tried so hard to get it right that I got it wrong. Instead of being myself I was tried too hard to compare myself with Diana."
"The more I tried, the worse it got. It was very frightening following a massive star like her. She once said to me, 'It's OK. You're on the bottom of the pedestal and I'm on the top. I can only fall off. You can only go up.' And she was right."