Sarah Ferguson
Sarah Ferguson was almost killed during the 9/11 attack. Pictured: Ferguson arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. Getty Images/Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool

Sarah Ferguson recently revealed that she almost died during the 9/11 attack years ago.

The mom of two was headed towards the North Tower of the World Trade Center but was 20 minutes late due to the heavy traffic. If she made it to the venue, she would have been one of the people affected by the attack.

While speaking with Hello! magazine, she said, “I take every minute as a blessing, I really do, and I really work hard at it. Because the minute you look too far forward, then you’re missing now. The minute you look back… you can’t go back. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.”

Ferguson was given an office on the 101st floor of the North Tower for her Chances the Children charity. At that time, she made a mascot for a fundraiser that was named Little Red. The doll sat inside the office during the attack, but it was found in the debris by several photographers who initially thought that it was owned by a child.

While speaking with BBC in 2014, Ferguson said (via Express), “And when it came on TV, I looked and saw Little Red and the presenter said ‘Oh look there’s a child’s doll!’ and I immediately called up the presenter and said please, don’t worry. Because I was so worried that they would think that a child was lost or buried in the rubble. So I said, ‘No, it’s not a child’s doll. It’s Little Red, and she is a symbol of Chance's for Children.”

Little Red is now included as part of the 9/11 Memorial exhibit at Ground Zero. Ferguson has also written a slew of books about the mascot. Prince Andrew’s ex-wife also wanted to write a book about the attack, but her publishers said that the idea might offend Americans.

Ferguson wanted to send a copy of “The Little Pear Tree” to then President Barack Obama but was prevented from doing so.

“The Duchess got her people to contact at least three publishers, but none showed any interest because the Americans regard works of fiction about 9/11 as insulting,” a source said.