Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew is known as a member of the British royal family. He is most famous for being the second son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

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Background and Age

Prince Andrew was born on February 19, 1960 in Buckingham Palace, London, United Kingdom. The first youngster born to a sitting ruler in 103 years, his mom was Queen Elizabeth II and his father was Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The youthful Andrew was educated by a tutor at Buckingham Palace until he was eight years of age, and after that he was sent to Heatherdown Preparatory School, in Ascot. When he was 13, Prince Andrew proceeded onward to the Gordonstoun School in Morayshire, Scotland, where his father and more established sibling, Prince Charles, went before him.

Career and Net Worth

When Argentina attacked the Falkland Islands, a British region, in 1982, the ship on which Prince Andrew was stationed, the HMS Invincible, was to be sent to retake the island. All through the contention, he flew on different missions and assisted with the departure, transport and search-and-rescue operations. In the wake of finishing his first forefront tour, Prince Andrew was promoted to lieutenant in February 1984, and the ruler appointed him as an individual confidant.

Prince Andrew officially left the Royal Navy after holding a few posts in the British armed force, naval force, aviation armed forces and Commonwealth powers. Additionally engaged with various associations, Prince Andrew has filled in as benefactor of Fight for Sight, the British Deaf Association, the Children's Foundation, the British Science Association and the Outward Bound Trust.

In August 2019, Prince Andrew was the subject of media outrage because of his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein who was awaiting trial for his sex trafficking crimes before he allegedly committed suicide while in jail. Various sensationalist newspapers distributed remarks from companions of Andrew, repeating his disavowals of any sexual misconduct. The public didn't believe the damage control and still want Prince Andrew to pay for his involvement with Epstein's crimes.

Marriage, Wife and Kids

In July 1986, Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson, whom he had known since youth. Princess Diana, a long-term companion, was accounted for to have pushed the two to meet and once they were married, the popular ruler named the love birds the duke and duchess of York. The wedding and consequent marriage were faced strong media attention, which in part added to the pair's inevitable split in 1992. They had two children together, Beatrice Elizabeth Mary and Eugenie Victoria Helena.

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Last Modified: Sep 7 2020
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