Pop beauty Beyonce Knowles has a royal new New York neighbour - Sarah Ferguson, DUCHESS OF YORK.

The former daughter-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II has reportedly bought a $4 million (GBP2.3 million) apartment in the same Big Apple block as Beyonce's own pad.

The luxury home boasts three bedrooms and spectacular views across Central Park.

The 45-year-old last year announced her plans to quit Britain for America.

She said, "I've decided it's time to spend some time in America. I'll still remain a British citizen but I'm going to be spending more time there.

"The American people embraced me and gave me my life back and gave my children their mum back."