Prince Andrew
Duke of York
Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Born 19 February 1960 (1960-02-19) (age 59)
Buckingham Palace, London
Spouse Sarah Ferguson
(m. 1986; div. 1996)
Princess Beatrice of York
Princess Eugenie of York
Full name Andrew Albert Christian Edward
Royal House Windsor
Father Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Mother Elizabeth II

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, (Andrew Albert Christian Edward, born 19 February 1960), is the second son and third child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. At the time of his birth, he was second in the line of succession to succeed his mother; as of 2016 he is sixth in line.

He also holds the rank of commander and the honorary rank of vice admiral (as of February 2015) in the Royal Navy, in which he served as an active duty helicopter pilot and later instructor in helicopter flight. He saw active service 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; the couple's marriage, subsequent separation and eventual divorce in 1996 attracted a high level of media coverage. As well as carrying out various official engagements, he served as Britain's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment until July 2011.

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