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Prince Andrew
Duke of York

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Full name
Andrew Albert Christian Edward
Born 19 February 1960 (1960-02-19) (age 60)
Buckingham Palace, London
Spouse Sarah Ferguson
(m. 1986; div. 1996)
Issue
Princess Beatrice of York
Princess Eugenie, Mrs Jack Brooksbank
House Windsor
Father Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Mother Elizabeth II
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, KG, GCVO, CD, ADC(P) (Andrew Albert Christian Edward, born 19 February 1960) is a member of the British royal family. He is the third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He was second in the line of succession to the British throne when he was born, but he is eighth in line as of December 2019. He holds the rank of vice admiral in the Royal Navy, in which he served as a helicopter pilot and instructor and as the captain of a warship. He served during the Falklands War, flying on multiple missions including anti-surface warfare, Exocet missile decoy, and casualty evacuation.

In 1986, Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson. They have two daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. Their marriage, separation, and divorce in 1996 attracted much media coverage. He served as Britain's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment for 10 years until July 2011.

On 20 November 2019, he suspended his public duties for the "foreseeable future" following intense negative reaction regarding a television interview for the BBC's Newsnight programme, aired on 16 November 2019, which was mainly concerned with allegations against him of sexual abuse and his connections to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Titles, styles, and honoursEdit

Titles and stylesEdit

  • 19 February 1960 – 23 July 1986: His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew
  • 23 July 1986 – present: His Royal Highness The Duke Of York

In Inverness and Killyleagh, he is known his secondary titles of Earl of Inverness and Baron Killyleagh, respectively.

The Royal Family of the
United Kingdom
and the
other Commonwealth realms
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HM The Queen
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh


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