Baron Killyleagh

Baron Killyleagh is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 23 July 1986 by Queen Elizabeth II as a substantive title for her son Prince Andrew, Duke of York, for the occasion of his marriage to Sarah Ferguson.[1][2] The couple were married at Westminster Abbey.

Barony of Killyleagh
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Creation date23 June 1986
Created byElizabeth II
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
Present holderPrince Andrew
Remainder tothe 1st Baron's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten

It is named after the village and civil parish of Killyleagh, County Down, Northern Ireland. It is best known for its 12th century Killyleagh Castle. On the same day, he was also created Duke of York and Earl of Inverness.[3][4]

Traditionally, the Monarch grants male members of the Royal family at least one title on their wedding day.

Baron Killyleagh (1986)Edit

Baron Portrait Birth Marriage(s) Death
Prince Andrew
House of Windsor
also: Duke of York and Earl of Inverness (1986)
  19 February 1960
Buckingham Palace
son of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Sarah Ferguson
23 July 1986 – 30 May 1996
2 children
now 63 years, 34 days old


  1. ^ Royal Central
  2. ^ "No. 50606". The London Gazette (1st supplement). 23 July 1986. p. 1.
  3. ^ Ferguson, Sarah (2011). Finding Sarah: A Duchess's Journey to Find Herself. New York: Atria Books. pp. 234–235. ISBN 9781439189566. I had become Princess Andrew and the Duchess of York, as well as the Countess of Inverness and the Baroness of Killyleagh.
  4. ^ Why did Prince Andrew and Prince Edward get knighthoods?
  5. ^ "Page 1 | Supplement 50606, 23 July 1986 | London Gazette | the Gazette".