Biography & Career Of Prince Andrew

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Prince Andrew, Duke of York, KG, GCVO, CD, ADC is the third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He is eighth in the line of succession to the British throne.

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Early Life

Educated in prestigious schools, Andrew joined the Royal Naval College Flight, and underwent pilot training. He went on to serve as an active duty helicopter pilot and later, an instructor in helicopter flight in the Royal Navy, where he also acquired the actual rank of commander and the honorary rank of rear admiral. As a naval officer, Prince Andrew took on an active duty during the Falklands War in 1981. Prince Andrew formally left the Royal Navy at the end of July 2001. In July 2005, he was promoted to honorary captain. He holds several posts in the British army, navy, air force and Commonwealth forces. He continued to carry out various royal duties and also served as the United Kingdom's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, a position he held until July 2011.

Today he serves in the Diplomacy Section of the Naval Staff at the Ministry of Defense. Prince Andrew is also involved with more than 100 organizations, including Fight for Sight, Defeating Deafness, and the Commonwealth Society for the Deaf. He is the chairman of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's Full Stop Campaign, the executive chairman of trustees of the Outward Bound Trust, and patron of the British Schools Exploring Society and the Sea Cadets.

Personal Life

Prince Andrew was often considered to be less of an intellectual and more of an athlete than his brother, Prince Charles, and he became fondly called "Randy Andy" for his reputation with women. He has been married only once to Sarah Ferguson, from 1986 to 1996. Their marriage, subsequent separation, and eventual divorce attracted a high level of media coverage. They had two children together, Beatrice Elizabeth Mary (born on August 8, 1988) and Eugenie Victoria Helena (born on March 23, 1990).

Over the years, Prince Andrew has been heavily criticized over his long term friendship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew maintained this relationship, traveling with and staying at many of Eptsein's mansions, years after Epstein had served time in jail.

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Net Worth

Andrew is a British prince who has a net worth of $45 million. He was born Andrew Albert Christian Edward on February 19, 1960 at Buckingham Palace, London. He is the second son and third child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Also known as the Duke Of York, he is currently eighth in line to succeed his mother, whereas at the time of his birth he was second in line.

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