Sarah Ferguson cut a stylish figure as she attended the Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival on Friday. 

The mother-of-2, 62, looked effortlessly chic in a houndstooth jacket and black dress that she paired with tights, flat pumps, and tights. 

Sarah, who is more commonly known as Fergie, appeared on stage to talk about her Mills & Boon novel, Her Heart For A Compass, which is a fictional account of the life of the Duchess’s great-great-aunt, Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott.

The four-day literary festival will also feature Monique Roffey, a Costa Book Award winner, war reporters, and prominent political figures, including Ed Miliband, ex-labour leader.  

Sarah Ferguson, 62, cut a stylish figure as she attended the Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival on Friday

Sarah Ferguson, aged 62, was stylish as she attended Friday’s Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

The ex-wife of Prince Andrew, the Queen’s second son, wore her copper locks loose and opted for a hint of blusher on her cheeks and a dusting of eye shadow for the occasion. 

The Duchess appeared on stage with her ‘collaborator and mentor’ Marguerite Kaye, who has written more than 50 novels for Mills & Boon set across the ages and her books and novellas have sold more than 1.5 million copies in over 20 countries.

Mills & Boon – the UK’s number one publisher of romantic fiction – was established in 1908.

Its books, which are written by women for men, range from historical romance to romantic rom-com and erotica. One book is sold every 10 second in the UK.

The duchess, who previously wrote her memoirs, is the author and executive producer of the 2009 historical movie The Young Victoria.

The Enchanted Oak, Arthur Fantastic, Genie Gems were some of the new books that the Duchess published in 2020. 

The Duchess appeared on stage with her 'collaborator and mentor' Marguerite Kaye (pictured), who has written more than 50 novels for Mills & Boon set across the ages

The Duchess appeared on stage with her ‘collaborator and mentor’ Marguerite Kaye (pictured), who has written more than 50 novels for Mills & Boon set across the ages

Marguerite Kaye's books and novellas have sold more than 1.5 million copies in over 20 countries (pictured, right and Sarah Ferguson, left)

Marguerite Kaye’s novels and novellas have been sold in more than 1.5 million copies across 20 countries (pictured, left and Sarah Ferguson, right).

Fergie wore her copper locks loose

The royal opted for a hint of blusher on her cheeks and a dusting of eye shadow.

The Queen’s second son Prince Andrew’s ex-wife wore her copper hair loosely and used a touch of blusher on her cheeks.

The Duchess of York (pictured), who is more commonly known as Fergie, has recently celebrated success after her Mills & Boon novel, Her Heart For A Compass, which is a fictional account of the life of the Duchess's great-great-aunt, Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott, crept onto the bestseller charts

The Duchess of York (pictured), who is more commonly known as Fergie, has recently celebrated success after her Mills & Boon novel, Her Heart For A Compass, which is a fictional account of the life of the Duchess’s great-great-aunt, Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott, crept onto the bestseller charts

The duchess (pictured) is the author of numerous children's books including the Little Red and Budgie the Little Helicopter series, and she was an executive producer of the 2009 historical film The Young Victoria

The duchess (pictured above) is the author and executive producer of the 2009 historical film The Young Victoria.

She has many more projects in the works, including a Budgie book. 

Her books have sold more than 1.5 million copies.

The Duchess has been reading children’s books on her YouTube channel Storytime with Fergie & Friends throughout the pandemic.

It comes just two days after The Duchess of York dazzled in a floor-length gown at a Red Cross charity event during Rome’s 16th film festival in Italy.

The mother of two recycled a red floor-length gown with sleeves that she wore for the first time at the BFI London Film Festival 2019. 

Sarah was presented with a personalized Red Cross top and flowers upon her arrival. She then had dinner with Francesco Rocca, the president of the charity.  

Later in the evening, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice’s mother was seen posing for snaps alongside Italian actor Raoul Bova and event planner Tiziana Rocca.