Fergie furious with audience at Cannes Film Festival

By Ellen Coughlan for Mailonline

10:09 May 24, 2024, updated 11:22 May 24, 2024

Sarah Ferguson furiously silenced an audience at the Cannes Film Festival as she thanked an artist for a portrait of the late Queen and lectured the crowd on the environment.

The Duchess of York, 64, lost her cool as audiences continued to talk about her as she stood on stage at the 77th Cannes Film Festival’s gala auction last night, ordering them to be ‘quiet’ as she thanked Simon de Pury, who created a portrait of the deceased monarch, which was auctioned for €475,000 for charity.

The royal, wearing a £13,202 custom-made Lilith cocktail dress, slammed the chatty crowd for looking for ‘the next party’ instead of listening – before apologizing to young people about the condition of the planet.

The clip, in which a frustrated Fergie orders the crowd to “stop, stop, stop,” was posted to Instagram by German-American model Heidi Klum, who attended the event to benefit amFAR, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the treatment of promotes AIDS and HIV. prevention around the world.

The royal king can be heard saying, ‘Quiet! because the incredible person Simon de Pury [the artist] has done a fantastic job tonight, this is exceptional, and all I want to say to everyone in this room is: stop, stop, stop.

Sarah Ferguson silenced the audience as she thanked Simon de Pury for the late Queen’s ‘exceptional’ auctioned piece at the amFAR gala in Cannes on Thursday evening

She continued, “Did you notice I took the mic off because y’all are like, ‘I want to go because where’s the next party? What should we do next?’

‘But what I want to say is: why are we here? What is the future and why don’t we make our planet better for the youth of tomorrow?

She continued, “I’m so sorry that we completely destroyed your planet, but thanks to amFAR and these people of scientific genius…” before the clip ended

amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving AIDS treatment and HIV prevention around the world.

The mother-of-two looked stunning in a cocktail dress adorned with statement wispy sleeves and jewels that resembled raindrops.

The intricate floral design created an elegant look as she paired her pearl earrings with the beautiful fabric.

She swept her signature red hair out of her face and wore a gold bracelet decorated with her daughter’s names, Beatrice and Eugenie.

The appearance comes just a day after Princess Beatrice spoke of her “incredible” mother as she visited schoolchildren in south London.

The Duchess of York, 64, appeared frustrated as audiences chatted about her impassioned speech at the gala auction of the 77th Cannes Film Festival
The royal, who wore a £13,202 custom-made Lilith cocktail dress, also apologized to the ‘youth of tomorrow’ for not ‘making the planet a better place’
Simon de Pury and Sarah spoke on stage at the 30th edition of the amfAR Cannes Gala, presented by Chopard and Red Sea International Film

The royal, 35, read to children at the reception and first year during a surprise trip to West Thornton Primary School in Croydon, where she praised the Duchess of York and spoke about her extensive collection of children’s books.

“I grew up with an amazing mother as a children’s book writer, so stories really created that sense of imagination,” the mother of one said.

She joined the star-studded gathering, including Bella Thorne and Kelly Rowland, Heidi Klum and her daughter Leni.

The Duchess revealed she was diagnosed with skin cancer in January, just months after undergoing a mastectomy for breast cancer.

The mother of two children had a number of moles removed during breast reconstruction last year, one of which turned out to be malignant.

The Duchess was described as being in ‘good spirits’ following the ‘disturbing’ news, which she was told just days after Christmas.

Elsewhere at the event, the Duchess of York met Tiziana Rocca (left) and Jumana Al-Rashed (right)
Fergie donned a custom-made dress costing over £13,000 and decorated with sequins and beads to attend the event
The star-studded event was packed with celebrities, but the mother of two was less than impressed with her audience
The mother of two looked stunning in a cocktail dress adorned with statement wispy sleeves and jewelery made to resemble raindrops
The intricate floral design created an elegant look as she paired her pearl earrings with the beautiful fabric
The Duchess couldn’t keep still for a moment as the cameras clicked
Sarah made a cheerful appearance on the red carpet as she attended the amFAR Gala at the 77th Cannes Film Festival

Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that can spread to other parts of the body, mainly caused by exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun or tanning beds.

People with fairer skin, a large number of moles and a family history of skin cancer are usually at greater risk of developing this.

Friends said at the time that Fergie is the ‘most resilient’ person they know and that she was already planning to resume her television career soon to encourage others to get themselves examined.

A friend told the Mail that the Duchess had been informed she needed ‘further investigation’ to ensure the case was caught at an early stage.

“Everyone hopes this is the case and the doctors hope they catch it early, but the melanoma is aggressive and they need to check everything again,” they said.

They added of Sarah: ‘She’s very resilient and she bounces back from things quite quickly, but two cancer diagnoses in six months, especially when she thought she was just getting over breast cancer, is a lot for anyone to deal with and to process. .

The Duchess of York, 64, pulled off a series of very animated poses for her big night out

“You hope you beat it and then get something like this.

‘That’s why she wanted to go to Austria for a few weeks to sort everything out. She is now back home and the family has been very supportive.”

They also praised “her girls” – Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie – who they said had “been fantastic over the past six months.”

‘They have been absolutely brilliant with her breast cancer diagnosis. And they are already rallying behind her,” they said.

But in recent weeks she has increased her public appearances, even traveling to Samoa last month to visit women’s leadership groups.

Every year, the Cannes gala brings a slew of A-listers to the south of France to raise awareness and money for the nonprofit.

Cannes is the world’s largest film festival, first conceived in 1939 as an alternative to the then fascist-influenced Venice Film Festival.

It has been held annually since 1946, except for 1948 and 1950, when it was canceled due to lack of funds.

The festival is known for its carefully selected program of films that achieved Oscar success or launched the careers of directors such as Quentin Tarantino.

The Cannes Film Festival officially kicked off on Tuesday evening as celebrities walked the red carpet to the luxurious Grand Theater Lumiere in honor of Hollywood actor Meryl Streep before settling in to watch this year’s opening film, The Second Act.

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