British royal PRINCE ANDREW was frightened for the life of his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, DUCHESS OF YORK when terrorists attacked New York City five years ago today (11SEP01). Andrew was flying to the US at the time of the attacks, and was aware that Ferguson had an appointment on the 101st floor of the World Trade Center for her Chances For Children charity. Andrew found himself close to panic when he couldn't get in contact with Ferguson, who finally called him three hours after the attacks to assure him she was safe. He says, "It was difficult to remain calm in New York, knowing Sarah had an office in the World Trade Center and was in New York at the time. "I had some small insight into the anguish many families were suffering that day. It is incredible to see the strength of character these families have shown."