Scandal-Plagued Fergie in NYC for Book Signing

Thursday, May 27, 2010  |  Updated 6:46 AM EDT
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Fergie Alludes to Scandal at NYC Book Event

Could Fergie be a new resident of the New York City?

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Fergie Alludes to Scandal at NYC Book Event

Days after being accused of trying to sell access to her royal ex-husband, Sarah Ferguson is in New York to promote her book series for children.
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Sarah Ferguson alluded to her influence-peddling scandal while appearing at a Manhattan book promotion.

The Duchess of York quipped to an audience of book sellers on Wednesday: "As you all know, I really don't like grownups. I prefer children.''

Ferguson has been in the news this week for an influence-peddling scandal. A British tabloid reported Sunday that she had offered access to her former husband Prince Andrew for $724,000.

But on Wednesday she will be at BookExpo America at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, where she will attend a breakfast for children's book authors and then sign books.

There's also rumors that the ex-royal could by considering a move to the Big Apple.

The duchess apologized for "a serious lapse in judgment'' after the influence-selling story appeared in the News of the World.

She has written several children's books including "Tea for Ruby'' and her latest series, ``Helping Hand Books.''

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