Sarah Ferguson needs her daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie to "smile."
When giving her daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, advice about living in the spotlight, Sarah Ferguson is forthright.
On the most recent episode of her podcast, Tea Talks with the Duchess and Sarah, the Duchess of York, also known as Fergie, discussed etiquette tricks and advice.
She admitted to co-host Sarah Thompson that she was "entrenched" in manners and that she intended to instill the same values in her children given their royal status as Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter.
"I always say to my girls: when you’re out on the public stage, smile," Fergie, 63, said in the episode.
"And if you don’t want to be polite, don’t go out on the public stage — because no one wants to see a grumpy princess. You've heard me say that many times."
She added, "So I think the most important thing is you've got to get your game on."
Despite not being employed by the royal family, Princess Beatrice, 34, and Princess Eugenie, 33, usually accompanied their grandmother Queen Elizabeth to royal occasions including Christmas, Easter, and Trooping the Colour.
They have supported their uncle King Charles ever since the passing of Queen Elizabeth in September, including during the weekend of his coronation in May.
Despite her and Prince Andrew's 1996 divorce, Fergie stayed close to the royal family, regularly attending occasions like the Coronation Concert in May and Royal Ascot.
Fergie was recently praising her daughters on a podcast.
“My girls are incredible. It’s both private and public, right? They work very, very hard publicly. They work very, very hard privately. They are mothers and the work-life balance that they are getting is extraordinary,” Fergie said.
“They just do it. They just do it in a very, very real way. And I'm so proud of them.”