Duchess of York 'devastated' by cash-for-access claims

The Duchess of York is "devastated" and "regretful" following newspaper claims she offered to sell access to ex-husband Prince Andrew, a source says.

The News of the World said Sarah Ferguson was recorded by an undercover reporter posing as a businessman. She appears to accept $40,000 in cash.

The paper says the prince - a UK trade envoy - knew nothing about the alleged £500,000 ($723,000) deal.

A source has told the Press Association the duchess regrets the incident.

According to the video soundtrack, the 50-year-old duchess tells the undercover reporter "£500,000 when you can, to me... open doors".

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