40 Facts About Prince Andrew

1. Prince Andrew was educated at Heatherdown Preparatory School in Ascot and Gordonstoun School in Morayshire, Scotland, and from an early age wanted to become a helicopter pilot.

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2. Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson, popularly known as Fergie, on July 23, 1986.

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3. Prince Andrew is involved with more than 100 organizations, including Fight for Sight, Defeating Deafness, and the Commonwealth Society for the Deaf.

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4. Prince Andrew formally left the Royal Navy at the end of July 2001.

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5. Prince Andrew was born on February 19, 1960 at Buckingham Palace, in London.

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6. Prince Andrew receives Heads of State and government officials, and attends state and ceremonial occasions.

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7. Prince Andrew is the second son of the Queen and Prince Philip and the proud father to Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

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8. Prince Andrew has appointed Lieutenant Commander Alex Davies RN to take over Captain Edward Monckton when the latter completes his tour of duty.

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9. Prince Andrew ordered her royal sister to apologize to his wife.

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10. Prince Andrew has founded a number of awards including Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, a programme to develop the digital and enterprise skills, the Duke of York Award for Technical Education, given to talented young people in technical education, and the Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award, which recognises talents of young people in entrepreneurship.

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11. Prince Andrew became the Patron of the charity Attend in 2003, and is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Royal United Services Institute.

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12. Prince Andrew was promoted to Commander on 27 April 1999, finishing his active naval career at the British Ministry of Defence in 2001, as an officer of the Diplomatic Directorate of the Naval Staff.

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13. Prince Andrew was promoted to Lieutenant-Commander on 1 February and passed the ship command examination on 12 March 1992.

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14. Prince Andrew served on HMS Edinburgh as an Officer of the Watch and Assistant Navigating Officer until 1989, including a six-month deployment as part of exercise Outback 88 to the Far East.

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15. Prince Andrew is the namesake of his paternal grandfather, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, who died 16 years before he was born.

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16. Prince Andrew was baptised in the Palace's Music Room on 8 April 1960 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Geoffrey Fisher.

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17. Prince Andrew holds the rank of commander and the honorary rank of Vice Admiral in the Royal Navy, in which he served as an active-duty helicopter pilot and instructor and as the captain of a warship.

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18. Prince Andrew is the third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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19. Prince Andrew is currently the seventh in the line of succession to the throne.

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20. In January 2014 Prince Andrew took part in a delegation to Bahrain.

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21. Prince Andrew is direct and to the point, and his methods seem to work.

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22. Prince Andrew has been the chairman of the Outward Bound Trust since 1999, succeeding his father the Duke of Edinburgh.

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23. Prince Andrew had known Ferguson since childhood; they had met occasionally at polo matches, and became re-acquainted with each other at Royal Ascot in 1985.

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24. Prince Andrew met Koo Stark in February 1981, and they were close for some two years, before and after his active service in the Falklands War.

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25. In late 1983, Prince Andrew transferred to RNAS Portland, was trained to fly the Lynx helicopter, and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 February 1984, whereupon the Queen appointed him as her personal aide-de-Camp.

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26. As with his older siblings, Prince Andrew was looked after by a governess, who was responsible for his early education at Buckingham Palace.

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27. Prince Andrew was the first child born to a reigning monarch since the birth in 1857 of Queen Victoria's youngest child, Princess Beatrice.

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28. Prince Andrew is currently the seventh in the line of succession to the throne.

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29. In January 2014 Prince Andrew took part in a delegation to Bahrain.

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30. Prince Andrew is direct and to the point, and his methods seem to work.

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31. Prince Andrew has been the chairman of the Outward Bound Trust since 1999, succeeding his father the Duke of Edinburgh.

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32. Prince Andrew had known Ferguson since childhood; they had met occasionally at polo matches, and became re-acquainted with each other at Royal Ascot in 1985.

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33. Prince Andrew met Koo Stark in February 1981, and they were close for some two years, before and after his active service in the Falklands War.

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34. Prince Andrew served aboard HMS Brazen as a flight pilot until 1986, including deployment to the Mediterranean Sea as part of Standing NRF Maritime Group 2.

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35. In late 1983, Prince Andrew transferred to RNAS Portland, was trained to fly the Lynx helicopter, and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 February 1984, whereupon the Queen appointed him as her personal aide-de-Camp.

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36. Prince Andrew remained on board Invincible to serve as a Sea King helicopter co-pilot, flying on missions that included anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare, Exocet missile decoy, casualty evacuation, transport, and search and air rescue.

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37. As with his older siblings, Prince Andrew was looked after by a governess, who was responsible for his early education at Buckingham Palace.

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38. Prince Andrew was the first child born to a reigning monarch since the birth in 1857 of Queen Victoria's youngest child, Princess Beatrice.

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39. Prince Andrew told to quit role after 'insensitive' Saudi speech.

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40. Prince Andrew dated a string of gorgeous women, including a Princess Diana lookalike, before marrying Sarah Ferguson.

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