May 27th, 2010
11:15 AM ET
Oprah Winfrey has landed another newsmaker.
The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, will be appearing on the June 1 edition of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," according to a press release from Harpo, Oprah's production company. No doubt she'll be there to talk about the recent video that showed her allegedly offering an undercover reporter access to her former husband, Prince Andrew, for half a million pounds.
The UK newspaper News of the World posted the video on its website Sunday.
In a statement issued Sunday, Ferguson, 50, apologized for the incident.
"I very deeply regret the situation and the embarrassment caused," the statement said. "It is true that my financial situation is under stress, however, that is no excuse for a serious lapse in judgment and I am very sorry that this has happened."
On Monday the royal family moved quickly to distance itself from Ferguson, who has never been far from the headlines since she married Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, in 1986. The couple separated in 1992 and divorced four years later.
"The Duke of York categorically denies any knowledge of any meeting or conversation between the Duchess of York and the News of the World journalist," Buckingham Palace said.
Prince Andrew has carried out his role as a British trade envoy since 2001 "with complete and absolute propriety and integrity," the palace said.
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