In her moving speech, the Duchess of York questioned why the help afforded to her two royal daughters was not available to all, passionately saying that every child deserves education despite their ailments.
Princess Eugenie has scoliosis, a curvature of the spine which required her to undergo surgery at a young age to place pins and rods into her spine to support her back.
Fergie’s other daughter, Princess Beatrice, was severely dyslexic as a child and received special needs education.
Speaking about the Princess’s, who are both global ambassadors for the charity, Sarah said,
“Kept me realising how lucky that my children - Eugenie, as you now know, is disabled with 12in metal rods down her back, Beatrice is dyslexic with special needs at school - and yet they had an education, so why isn't any other child allowed that same luxury. "And why is it a luxury?"
The Street Child charity seeks to provide education to children around the world in underdeveloped countries by providing school uniforms, training for teachers and the building of classrooms.