• Tue, Nov 11 2008

Who is Prince Andrew, Duke of York?

HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York

prince-andrew-china-200px-zumawirewestphotos569603-20081104-jabFull Name:  Andrew Albert Christian Edward

Birthday and Birthplace:  February 19, 1960 at Buckingham Palace

Royal House: The House of Windsor (The British Royal Family)

Rank in Succession: 4th in line to the British throne

Parents: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

Siblings: Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales (b. 1948); Princess Anne, The Princess Royal (b. 1950); and Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex (b. 1964)

Children: Princess Beatrice (b. 1988) and Princess Eugenie (b. 1990) (from his marriage to Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York; wedding day: July 23, 1986 at Westminster Abbey; divorced in May 1996)

Office: Buckingham Palace

Residence: Sunninghill Park

Education: English, history and economics, and political science

Career: Prince Andrew served in the Royal Navy for more than 20 years. He currently carries out royal duties as the U.K.’s  Special Representative for International Trade and Investment.

Official Website: http://www.thedukeofyork.org

Special Interests: flying, golf

Other Notes: Prince Andrew saw active service during the Falkland War. He and Sarah Ferguson have joint custody of their children, and have remained friends after their divorce.

source: The Official Website of the British Monarchy; image credit: Newscom

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