Sarah Ferguson has said her "colourful" personality has meant she has been viciously trolled.
The fiery haired Duchess of York, who is starting a campaign to help disadvantaged young people, also said her red hair has attracted social media bullying.
Fergie revealed her children, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice, have also been the victims of cyber bullying, as she called it a "really big issue."
On social media, she said: “I find it really frightening. I find the whole of this social media bullying, really frightening. For myself, let alone for my girls Beatrice and Eugenie.
"They fight all the time to stop cyber bullying and the pressure of social media. It’s a really big issue.”
"Dare to speak up, dare to face your fears… that’s what we did to Beatrice and Eugenie. I personally, advice for people watching, it’s ok to be yourself.
“If you are red-headed and full of life, like me, and full of colour, of course everyone is sometimes going to have a jab at you. And you get up, you get on and you never give up. That’s what I’ve done.
"I’m in my 60th year now and I’m still standing. I’m very lucky. Do something you’ve never dared to do!”
Sarah said she never hides anything from her children, including her own fears and worries, which she believes has helped the girls become who they are now.
She continued: "I believe in example by leadership. The way I have been a mother to my girls, is I never hide anything from them. So, the fears, we address them straight on.
"Beatrice is 30 and Eugenie is 28 they are young women now and they have their own voice. The way we have always managed to be very, very solidified as a team together, of course with the Duke of York, who is a great father is family unity [and] talking about any issue.”
Speaking about the Street Child campaign, which will help children in ten countries from Sierra Leone to Afghanistan, she added: "Anybody that is on the public stage and that shines the light on situations that are difficult, should be honoured and heralded. It’s about getting the message out there that there is a chance for people to have hope.
“I am so lucky, I’ve been at this for 32 years now and I’ve learnt more from being with children and from people who have absolutely nothing.
"It’s taught me so much humility and kindness but most of all forgiveness, for life really. We are so wrapped up and caught in certain worlds, but what about opening our eyes to such a big world."
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