On September 11, 2001, Sarah Ferguson was scheduled to go to one of the World Trade Center towers to attend a charity event.
September 11th 2001 will remain forever anchored in the collective memory. Nine years later, the four suicide bombings in New York continue to haunt Americans, but also part of world opinion. In less than two hours, nearly 3,000 people lost their lives, making these attacks the deadliest attacks in American history. Sarah Ferguson, the ex-wife of Prince Andrew and former daughter-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II, could have been one of the victims. Indeed, thea mother of Beatrice and Eugenie was in New York that day and was due to go to the 101st floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. But by a miracle, she was able to narrowly escape the disaster.
Caught up in New York traffic, Fergie was 20 minutes late and could not get to her appointment on time. She was expected for a charity event she had organized, “Chances for Children”, in homage to a little boy affected by serious burns following … the attacks of Oklahoma City in 1995. This small delay saved his life. A second chance that Prince Andrew’s wife was able to seize. “I take every minute as a blessing and work on it everyday. When you look ahead too fast, you miss the moment. To have perspective is a very good thing “, she told the magazine Hello! in 2018.
Action in favor of disadvantaged children
Despite the tragedy, Sarah Ferguson has not abandoned her multiple actions in favor of child protection. Besides writing children’s stories, she is involved with her charity, Street Child, whose goal is to help disadvantaged children around the world who do not have access to education. One way to stay in touch with suffering youth. In 2019, the charity had seen its donations explode with a fundraising of 3.1 million euros. To the delight of Fergie.