Sarah Ferguson: 'Prince Andrew is my soul mate'

May 19, 2011 at 8:26 p.m. ET

In a fascinating interview with Harper's Bazaar, Sarah Ferguson says she still loves ex-husband Prince Andrew -- and calls him her soul mate.

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Sarah Ferguson says that despite her ups and downs with the royal family, one thing has never changed: Her abiding love for her ex-husband Prince Andrew.

"He's a great man," Ferguson said of her ex-husband and uncle to Prince William, "and a first-rate father and the bestest friend."

"I love him. He's my soul mate. It's actually what we said in front of God at the altar: We honor and respect each other until death do us part. The only thing is, he has girlfriends and I have boyfriends." While she doesn't actually have a boyfriend currently, she says, "I would love a boyfriend."

The two are so close that they have lived together on and off since their divorce -- and despite the bad press of recent years and her recent snub at the royal wedding, she currently lives in a wing of his home, the Royal Lodge.

Is there a chance for a reconciliation? She doesn't know, but if she had the chance to go back in time she would do a lot of things differently in order to hold the relationship together.

"I would have fought for Andrew and I to be together after we got married and he went to sea [with the Royal Navy] and I saw him 40 days a year for the first five years of our marriage. I would have never let anyone come between us. Actually, one of the people [at Buckingham Palace], who shall remain nameless, said, 'Oh, for heaven's sake, you're just a naval wife. Put up with it. Everyone else has to.' I would say, 'No, I'm going to be with him.'"

"I really was in love. We both were madly in love."

Read the complete Sarah Ferguson interview in the June issue of Harper's Bazaar.