Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, will appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show today to explain why she tried to sell access to ex-husband Prince Andrew for $724,000: She was totally blotto, and the cash was "for a friend."

Fergie apparently admits she's dead broke, but the money she tried to make by auctioning off Prince Andrew was "for a friend," not herself! And that she can't bear to watch the video that undercover News of the World reporter filmed of her trying to sell access to her family:

I haven't faced the devil in the face, because I was in the gutter at the moment.… I'm aware of the fact that I've been drinking, you know, that I was not in the right place.

In case you missed it, here's the video where she tries to sell her ex-husband. [Us, AP, NOTW]