"I thought of absent friends and family; of Diana — but she’s with me all the time. What I miss most is her tinkling laughter," Ferguson said in an interview with Daily Mail.
"Diana was my best friend and the funniest person I knew. She had such timing and wit. It was a total joy to be with her because we just laughed and enjoyed life so much, and I know she would have loved the wedding."
Their allegedly close friendship isn't exactly a shocker. As Harper's Bazaar revealed back in 2007, the Duchess of York and Princess of Wales were actually fourth cousins. Even so though, things did not end on a good note between them before Diana passed away.
"I really miss Diana. I loved her so much," Ferguson told the outlet more than a decade ago. "Diana was one of the quickest wits I knew; nobody made me laugh like her. But because we were like siblings — actually, we were fourth cousins and our mothers, who went to school together, were also best friends — we rowed. And the saddest thing, at the end, we hadn't spoken for a year, though I never knew the reason, except that once Diana got something in her head ... I tried, wrote letters, thinking whatever happened didn't matter, let's sort it out. And I knew she'd come back.
In fact, the day before she died she rang a friend of mine and said, 'Where's that Red? I want to talk to her.'"
Tragically, that was not in the cards.
This article originally appeared on InStyle US