- Full Name: Andrew Albert Christian Edward
- Father: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
- Mother: Queen Elizabeth II of England
- House: Windsor
- Born: February 19, 1960
- Married: Sarah Ferguson on July 23, 1986
His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, is the second son and third child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Andrew Albert Christian Edward was born on February 19, 1960. He is the namesake of his paternal grandfather, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark.
Prince Andrew He was baptized in the Palace’s Music Room on April 8, 1960, by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Geoffrey Fisher. His godparents were …
- The Duke of Gloucester
- Princess Alexandra of Kent
- Hugh Fitzroy, Earl of Euston
- The Lord Elphinstone
- Mrs. Harold Phillips
Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson on July 23, 1986, and was created the Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, Baron Killyleagh.
Titles and Styles
- His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew (February 19, 1960 – July 23, 1986)
- His Royal Highness The Duke of York (July 23, 1986 – present)
- His Royal Highness, The Earl of Inverness (in Scotland from July 23, 1986 – present)
- His Royal Highness, Baron Killyleagh (in Ireland from July 23, 1986 – present)
In January of 2022, it was reported by the BBC that while technically he retails the style of His Royal Highness, he would no longer use it in a public capacity.
Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “With the Queen’s approval and agreement, the Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to the Queen.
“The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen.”
All Prince Andrew’s roles have been returned to the Queen with immediate effect, and will be redistributed to other members of the Royal Family, a source said.
The issue had been widely discussed with the Royal Family, the source said. Like Harry and Meghan, Prince Andrew retains his title HRH but will not use it in any official capacity.
That being said, Prince Andrew and his mother, Queen Elizabeth II were close and remained so until her death in September of that year.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York had a 22-year career in the Royal Navy, and served as a helicopter pilot during the Falklands War. The announcement means he has lost military titles, including Colonel of the Grenadier Guards – one of the most senior infantry regiments in the British army.
The other UK military titles he no longer has include:
- Honorary air commodore of RAF Lossiemouth
- Colonel-in-chief of the Royal Irish Regiment
- Colonel-in-chief of the Small Arms School Corps
- Colonel-in-chief of The Royal Lancers (Queen Elizabeth’s Own)
- Colonel-in-chief of the Yorkshire Regiment
- Commodore-in-Chief of the Fleet Air Arm
- Royal colonel of the Royal Highland Fusiliers
- Royal colonel of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.
Prince Andrew will also lose several overseas honorary roles, including The Royal Highland Fusiliers Of Canada, the Royal New Zealand Army Logistic Regiment, and the Princess Louise Fusiliers of Canada, and colonel-in-chief of the Queen’s York Rangers (1st American Regiment).
But he will retain his service rank of Vice-Admiral.
As an ex-member of the armed forces, he was promoted in line with his still-serving peers and made Vice-Admiral by the Navy on his 55th birthday in 2015. The duke was due to be promoted to Admiral on his 60th birthday in 2020 but asked to defer this after stepping back from public duties in 2019. As per the announcement from the palace, his other military appointments had been suspended.