Sarah Ferguson spoke about her close friendship with Lisa Marie Presley on Alan Carr's podcast.
The royal said that she and Presley became best friends after meeting at a restaurant in NYC.
According to Ferguson, Presley once bought her a plane ticket to Hawaii when she was struggling.
When host Alan Carr asked the duchess about her friendship with Presley, she said they were so close that she referred to Presley as "sissy." She said they first met at a restaurant in New York City, and Presley approached her and said: "I think we should be friends."
"And we became best friends. We became sisters," Ferguson said. She did not say what year she and Presley first met.
"It was just one of those moments, rather similar to me and you, Alan, where you just get on," Ferguson said.
"She did things, Alan, like, I don't know, some other thing I got wrong or the world shut the door on me, she said, 'Here's your ticket to Hawaii,'" Ferguson said, adding that Presley personally picked her up from the airport using her own car, which she had never done before.
"It was just her and I in the car, no security, and she took me to her home," Ferguson said, adding that she ended up staying with Presley in Hawaii for several weeks.
Ferguson went on to describe the Presley family as "royalty in America."
Presley died on January 12 at the age of 54. Presley was the daughter of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley.
"It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us," Priscilla Presley said in a statement shared with Insider on January 13. "She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known."
Ferguson quoted the late Queen Elizabeth II at Presley's memorial service in Memphis on January 22, which was shared in a YouTube video by ABC24 Memphis.
"My late mother-in-law used to say that nothing can begin to take away the anguish and the pain of these moments. Because grief is the price we pay for love. And how right she was," Ferguson said.
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