Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, KG, GCVO, CD, ADC(P) (Andrew Albert Christian Edward, born 19 February 1960) is a member of the British royal family. He is the third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. At the time of his birth, he was second in the line of succession to the British throne; as of May 2019[update], he is eighth in line.
|Duke of York (more)|
The Duke of York in August 2014
|Born||19 February 1960|
Buckingham Palace, London, England, United Kingdom
(m. 1986; div. 1996)
|Father||Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh|
|Mother||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Years of service||1978–2001 (active service)|
He holds the rank of commander and the honorary rank of vice admiral (as of February 2015) in the Royal Navy, in which he served as an active-duty helicopter pilot and instructor and as the captain of a warship. He saw active service during the Falklands War, flying on multiple missions including anti-surface warfare, Exocet missile decoy, and casualty evacuation.
In 1986, Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson; the couple's marriage, separation and eventual divorce in 1996 attracted a high level of media coverage. As well as carrying out various official engagements, he served as Britain's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment until July 2011.
- 1 Early life and education
- 2 Military service
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Trade, business, activities, and charitable work
- 5 Politics
- 6 Personal interests
- 7 Titles, styles, honours and arms
- 8 Postage stamps
- 9 Issue
- 10 Ancestry
- 11 References
- 12 Bibliography
- 13 External links
Early life and education
Prince Andrew was born in the Belgian Suite of Buckingham Palace on 19 February 1960, the third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He was baptised in the Palace's Music Room on 8 April 1960 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Geoffrey Fisher.[b] He is the namesake of his paternal grandfather, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, who died 16 years before he was born.
Prince Andrew was the first child born to a reigning monarch since the birth in 1857 of Queen Victoria's youngest child, Princess Beatrice. As with his older siblings, Andrew was looked after by a governess, who was responsible for his early education at Buckingham Palace. He was sent to Heatherdown School near Ascot in Berkshire. In September 1973, he entered Gordonstoun, in northern Scotland, which his father and elder brother had also attended. While there, he spent six months—from January to June 1977—participating in an exchange programme to Lakefield College School in Canada. He left Gordonstoun in July two years later with A-Levels in English, history, economics, and political science. He did not go to university but instead entered the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth.
The Royal Household announced in November 1978 that Prince Andrew would join the Royal Navy the following year. In December he underwent various sporting tests and examinations at the Aircrew Selection Centre, at RAF Biggin Hill, along with further tests and interviews at HMS Daedalus, and interviews at the Admiralty Interview Board, HMS Sultan. During March and April 1979, the prince was enrolled at the Royal Naval College Flight, undergoing pilot training, until he was accepted as a trainee helicopter pilot and signed on for 12 years from 11 May 1979. On 1 September of the same year, Prince Andrew was appointed as a midshipman, and entered Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. During 1980 he also took the Royal Marines All Arms Commando Course.
After passing out from Dartmouth, the prince went on to elementary flying training with the Royal Air Force at RAF Leeming, and later, basic flying training with the navy at HMS Seahawk, where he learned to fly the Gazelle helicopter. After being awarded his wings, he moved onto more advanced training on the Sea King helicopter, and conducted operational flying training until 1982. He joined carrier-based squadron, 820 Naval Air Squadron, serving aboard the aircraft carrier, HMS Invincible.
The Falkland Islands, which are a British overseas territory claimed by Argentina, were invaded by Argentina on 2 April 1982, an event that instigated the Falklands War. Invincible was one of the two operational aircraft carriers available at the time, and, as such, was to play a major role in the Royal Navy task force assembled to sail south to retake the islands.
Prince Andrew's place on board and the possibility of the Queen's son being killed in action made the British Government apprehensive, and the Cabinet desired that Prince Andrew be moved to a desk job for the duration of the conflict. The Queen, though, insisted that her son be allowed to remain with his ship. 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. He witnessed the Argentinian attack on the SS Atlantic Conveyor.
At the cessation of the war, Invincible returned to Portsmouth, where the Queen and Prince Philip joined other families of the crew in welcoming the vessel home. The Argentine military government reportedly planned, but did not attempt, to assassinate the prince on Mustique in July 1982. Though he had brief assignments to HMS Illustrious, RNAS Culdrose, and the Joint Services School of Intelligence, Prince Andrew remained with Invincible until 1983. Commander Nigel Ward's memoir, Sea Harrier Over the Falklands, described Prince Andrew as "an excellent pilot and a very promising officer."
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. 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. He undertook the Lieutenants' Greenwich Staff course. On 23 October 1986, the Duke of York (as he was by then) transferred to the General List, enrolled in a four-month helicopter warfare instructor's course at RNAS Yeovilton, and, upon graduation, served from February 1987 to April 1988 as a helicopter warfare officer in 702 Naval Air Squadron, RNAS Portland. He also 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.
The Duke of York served as flight commander and pilot of the Lynx HAS3 on HMS Campbeltown from 1989 to 1991, during which he also acted as Force Aviation Officer to Standing NRF Maritime Group 1 while Campbeltown was flagship of the NATO force in the North Atlantic from 1990 to 1991. He passed the squadron command examination on 16 July 1991, attended the Staff College, Camberley, the following year, and completed the Army Staff course. He was promoted to Lieutenant-Commander on 1 February and passed the ship command examination on 12 March 1992. From 1993 to 1994, Prince Andrew commanded the Hunt-class minehunter HMS Cottesmore.
From 1995 to 1996, the Duke was posted as Senior Pilot of 815 Naval Air Squadron, then the largest flying unit in the Fleet Air Arm. His main responsibility was to supervise flying standards and to guarantee an effective operational capability. He 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. In July of that year, the Duke of York was retired from the Active List of the Navy. Three years later, he was made an Honorary Captain, rather than the substantive rank of Captain, as would be customary. On 19 February 2010, his 50th birthday, he was promoted to Honorary Rear Admiral. Five years later, he was promoted to Honorary Vice Admiral.
Relationship with Koo Stark
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. Tina Brown has claimed that this was Andrew's only serious love interest. In October 1982, they took a holiday together on the island of Mustique. According to Lady Colin Campbell, Andrew was in love, and the Queen was "much taken with the elegant, intelligent, and discreet Koo". However, in 1983, they split up, under pressure from press, paparazzi, and palace. In 1997, Andrew became godfather to Stark's daughter, and in 2015, when Andrew was facing accusations from Virginia Roberts over his connection to Jeffrey Epstein, Stark came to his defence, stating that he was a good man and she could help to rebut the claims.
Marriage to Sarah Ferguson
Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986. The same day, the Queen created him Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Killyleagh. The first two of these titles were previously held by both his maternal grandfather and great-grandfather. 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.
The couple appeared to have a happy marriage and had two daughters together, presenting a united outward appearance during the late 1980s. His wife's personal qualities were seen as refreshing in the context of the formal protocol surrounding the Royal Family. However, the Duke of York's frequent travel due to his military career, as well as relentless, often critical, media attention focused on the Duchess of York, led to fractures in the marriage. On 19 March 1992, the couple announced plans to separate and did so in an amicable way. Some months later, pictures appeared in the tabloid media of the Duchess in intimate association with John Bryan, her financial advisor at the time, which effectively ended any hopes of a reconciliation between the Duke and Duchess. The marriage was ended in divorce on 30 May 1996. The Duke of York spoke fondly of his former wife: "We have managed to work together to bring our children up in a way that few others have been able to and I am extremely grateful to be able to do that."
The couple agreed to share custody of their two daughters, and the Duchess continued to live at the Duke's home, Sunninghill Park, until 2004, when he moved to the Royal Lodge. In 2003, Richard Kay, in his first gossip column for the Daily Mail, asserted that the Duke was about to marry the businesswoman Amanda Staveley. She was reported in The Sunday Telegraph as saying, "I will not be marrying Andrew now or in the future." In 2007, Sarah, Duchess of York, purchased Dolphin House, a mansion directly beside the Royal Lodge. In 2008, a fire at Dolphin House resulted in Sarah moving into the Royal Lodge, again sharing a house with the Duke of York. Prince Andrew's lease of Royal Lodge is for 75 years, with the Crown Estate as landlord, and there is no annual tenancy charge.
In May 2010, Sarah, Duchess of York, was filmed by a News of the World reporter claiming that her former husband had agreed that if she were to receive £500,000, he would meet the donor and pass on useful top-level business contacts. She was filmed receiving, in cash, $40,000 as a down payment. The Duke's entourage emphatically denied he knew of the situation. In July 2011, Sarah stated that her multi-million pound debts had been cleared due to the intervention of her former husband, whom she compared to a "knight on a white charger".
Friendship with Jeffrey Epstein and sex abuse allegations
In March 2011, it was reported that the Duke's friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, an American financier and convicted sex offender, was producing "a steady stream of criticism". Sarah, Duchess of York, disclosed that the Duke helped arrange for Epstein to pay off some of her debts. The Duke strolled publicly with Epstein after the latter's release from prison, allegedly while negotiating this financial help. In July 2011, the Duke was reported to have cut all ties with Epstein, and the Duke's role as Trade Envoy was terminated that month.
In January 2015, there was renewed pressure for Buckingham Palace to explain the Duke's connection with Epstein. Peter Oborne, writing in The Daily Telegraph in January 2015, stated that "the proven facts are grim enough. What was the prince doing, in the first place, with Epstein, a paedophile who was jailed in 2008 for soliciting young girls for under-age prostitution?"
The same month, Virginia Roberts Giuffre made allegations of sexual impropriety against the Duke in court papers related to a civil action in Florida arising from her connection to the Epstein case, but to which the Duke was not a party. Roberts claimed that the Duke was among men, including "a former prime minister" and Alan Dershowitz, who had sex with her while she was a teenager. She alleged Epstein paid her £10,000 to have sex with the Duke. She asserted that she had sex with the Duke on three occasions, including a trip to London in 2001, when she was 17 and again in New York and on a private Caribbean island. Flight logs show the Duke and Virginia Roberts were in the places she alleges the sex happened. The Duke and Roberts were also photographed together with the Duke's arm round her waist, though Andrew's friends have repeatedly claimed the photo is fake and edited. Roberts said she was pressured to have sex with the Duke and "wouldn't have dared object" and feared leaving, as she felt Epstein, through contacts, could have got her "killed or abducted". The allegations have, as of early 2015, not been tested in any court, but Roberts repeated allegations against the Duke and against Epstein in a sworn legal statement under penalty of perjury.
Buckingham Palace stated that "any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue", later repeating the denials. Lawyers for Roberts claim a request to the Duke for a statement under oath about the allegations was returned unanswered. When the Duke was asked about the allegations by a journalist at the World Economic Forum, he refused to answer and left the room.
Dershowitz said, "she's lied about me ... she should not be believed about anyone else ... it must be presumed all her allegations against Prince Andrew were false as well." Dershowitz initiated legal proceedings contesting the allegations and he and Epstein are suing the lawyers representing Roberts. In response Virginia Roberts stated she would not "be bullied back into silence."
On 7 April 2015, Judge Kenneth Marra ruled that the "sex allegations made against Prince Andrew in court papers filed in Florida must be struck from the public record". Marra made no ruling as to whether claims by Roberts are true or false, specifically stating that Roberts may later give evidence when the case comes to court.
In August 2019, court documents associated with a defamation case, involving Ghislaine Maxwell, revealed that a second girl, Joanna Sjoberg, gave evidence alleging that Prince Andrew had placed his hand on her breast while seated with Roberts in Epstein's mansion while posing for a photo with his Spitting Image puppet. Later that month, the Duke released a statement, emphasizing that "At no stage during the limited time I spent with [Epstein] did I see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction," though he expressed regret for meeting him in 2010 after Epstein had already pleaded guilty to sex crimes for the first time.
Trade, business, activities, and charitable work
Prince Andrew has been the chairman of the Outward Bound Trust since 1999, succeeding his father the Duke of Edinburgh. The charity tries to instil leadership qualities among young people. From 2001 until July 2011, the Duke of York worked with UK Trade & Investment, part of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, as the United Kingdom's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment. The post, previously held by Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, involved representing and promoting the UK at various trade fairs and conferences around the world. His suitability for the role was challenged in the House of Commons by Shadow Justice Minister Chris Bryant in February 2011, at the time of the 2011 Libyan civil war, on the grounds that he was "not only a very close friend of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, but also ... a close friend of the convicted Libyan gun smuggler Tarek Kaituni". The Duke is Patron of the Middle East Association (MEA), the UK's premier organisation for promoting trade and good relations with the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and Iran. Since that ended the Duke continued to support UK enterprise without a special role. Robert Jobson claims he does this work well and wrote, "He is particularly passionate when dealing with young start-up entrepreneurs and bringing them together with successful businesses at networking and showcasing events. Andrew is direct and to the point, and his methods seem to work." 
The Duke is also Patron of Fight for Sight, a charity dedicated to research into the prevention and treatment of blindness and eye disease, and was a member of the Scout Association. He tours Canada frequently to undertake duties related to his Canadian military role. Rick Peters, the former Commanding Officer of the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada stated that Prince Andrew is "very well informed on Canadian military methods."
The Duke of York receives a £249,000 annuity from the Queen. The Sunday Times reported in July 2008 that for "the Duke of York's public role,... he last year received £436,000 to cover his expenses." On 8 March 2011, The Daily Telegraph reported: "In 2010, the Prince spent £620,000 as a trade envoy, including £154,000 on hotels, food and hospitality and £465,000 on travel."
While touring India as a part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, Andrew became interested in the work of Women's Interlink Foundation (WIF), a charity which helps women acquire skills to earn income. He and his family later initiated Key to Freedom, a project which tries to "find a route to market for products made by WIF." On 3 September 2012, the Duke of York was among a team of 40 people who abseiled down The Shard (tallest building in Europe) to raise money for educational charities the Outward Bound Trust and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.
In 2013, it was announced that the Duke was becoming the Patron of London Metropolitan University  and the University of Huddersfield. In July 2015, he was installed as Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield. In recognition of the Duke's promotion of entrepreneurship he was elected to an Honorary Fellowship at Hughes Hall in the University of Cambridge on 1 May 2018. He became the Patron of the charity Attend in 2003, and is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Royal United Services Institute.
In 2014, the Duke of York founded the Pitch@Palace initiative to support entrepreneurs with the amplification and acceleration of their business ideas. Entrepreneurs selected for Pitch@Palace Bootcamp are officially invited by the Duke to attend St. James Palace in order to pitch their ideas and to be connected with potential investors, mentors and business contacts. The Duke has also founded The Prince Andrew Charitable Trust which aims to support young people in different areas such as education and training. He has also founded a number of awards including Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA), 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. The Duke of York has lent his support to organisations that focus on science and technology by becoming the patron of Catalyst Inc and TeenTech. In 2014, Andrew visited Geneva, Switzerland, to promote British science at CERN's 60th anniversary celebrations. In May 2018, he visited China and opened the Pitch@Palace China Bootcamp 2.0 at Peking University.
In March 2019, the Duke of York took over the patronage of the Outward Bound Trust from his father, the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Andrew had held the position of chairman of the board of trustees since 1999. In May 2019, it was announced that the Duke had succeeded Peter Carrington as patron of the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust.
Alleged comments on corruption and Kazakhstan
As the United Kingdom's Special Trade Representative, the Duke of York travelled the world to promote British businesses. It was revealed in the United States diplomatic cables leak that the Duke had been reported on by Tatiana Gfoeller, the United States Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan, discussing bribery in Kyrgyzstan and the investigation into the Al-Yamamah arms deal. The Duke, she explained, "was referencing an investigation, subsequently closed, into alleged kickbacks a senior Saudi royal had received in exchange for the multi-year, lucrative BAE Systems contract to provide equipment and training to Saudi security forces." The dispatch continued: "His mother's subjects seated around the table roared their approval. He then went on to 'these (expletive) journalists, especially from the National Guardian [sic], who poke their noses everywhere' and (presumably) make it harder for British businessmen to do business. The crowd practically clapped!"
Earlier in 2010, it was revealed that the Kazakhstan President's billionaire son-in-law Timur Kulibayev paid the Duke of York's representatives £15 million – £3 million over the asking price – via offshore companies, for the Duke's Surrey mansion, Sunninghill Park. Kulibayev frequently appears in US dispatches as one of the men who have accumulated millions in gas-rich Kazakhstan.
In May 2012, it was reported that Swiss and Italian police investigating "a network of personal and business relationships" allegedly used for "international corruption" were looking at the activities of Enviro Pacific Investments which charges "multi-million pound fees" to energy companies wishing to deal with Kazakhstan. The trust is believed to have paid £6 million towards the purchase of Sunninghill which now appears derelict. In response, a Palace spokesman said "This was a private sale between two trusts. There was never any impropriety on the part of The Duke of York".
Libby Purves wrote in The Times in January 2015: "Prince Andrew dazzles easily when confronted with immense wealth and apparent power. He has fallen for 'friendships' with bad, corrupt and clever men, not only in the US but in Libya, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tunisia, wherever."
In May 2016, a fresh controversy broke out when the Daily Mail alleged that the Duke had brokered a deal to assist a Greek and Swiss consortium secure a £385 million contract to build water and sewerage networks in two of Kazakhstan's largest cities, while working as British trade envoy, and had stood to gain a £4 million payment in commission. The newspaper published an email from the Duke to Kazakh oligarch Kenges Rakishev, (who had allegedly brokered sale of the Prince's Berkshire mansion Sunninghill Park), and claimed that Rakishev had arranged meetings for the consortium. After initially claiming the email was a forgery, Buckingham Palace sought to block its publication as a privacy breach. The Palace strongly denied the allegation that the Duke had acted as a "fixer" calling the article "untrue, defamatory and a breach of the editor's code of conduct."
A former Foreign Office minister, MP Chris Bryant stated: "When I was at the Foreign Office it was very difficult to see in whose interests he [the Duke] was acting. He doesn't exactly add lustre to the Royal diadem." There were calls for an official enquiry, the head of campaign group Republic saying "this appears to represent abuse of Andrew's position as trade envoy."
Election to Royal Society
Andrew's election to the Royal Society prompted "Britain's leading scientists" to "revolt" due to Andrew's lack of scientific background, with some noting he had only a secondary school level education. In an op-ed in The Sunday Times, Humboldt Prize recipient David Colquhoun opined, in references to Andrew's qualifications, that "if I wanted a tip for the winner of the 14.30 at Newmarket, I’d ask a royal. For most other questions, I wouldn’t."
Meetings with Ilham Aliyev
As of November 2014, the Duke had met Ilham Aliyev, the president of Azerbaijan, on 12 separate occasions. He had to stand down as a trade envoy for the UK in 2011 following controversy over his friendship with Aliyev, who has been criticised for corruption and for abuses of human rights by Amnesty International, but he has continued to visit him in Azerbaijan since standing down.
In March 2011, Kaye Stearman of the Campaign Against the Arms Trade told Channel 4 News CAAT sees Prince Andrew as part of a bigger problem, "He is the front man for UKTI. Our concerns are not just Prince Andrew, it's the whole UKTI set up. They see arms as just another commodity but it has completely disproportionate resources. At the London office of UKTI the arms sector has more staff than all the others put together. We are concerned that Prince Andrew is used to sell arms, and where you sell arms it is likely to be to despotic regimes. He is the cheerleader in chief for the arms industry, shaking hands and paving the way for the salesmen."
In January 2014, Prince Andrew took part in a delegation to Bahrain, a close ally of the United Kingdom. Spokesman for CAAT, Andrew Smith said, "We are calling on Prince Andrew and the UK government to stop selling arms to Bahrain. By endorsing the Bahraini dictatorship Prince Andrew is giving his implicit support to their oppressive practices. When our government sells arms it is giving moral and practical support to an illegitimate and authoritarian regime and directly supporting their systematic crackdown on opposition groups. (...) We shouldn't allow our international image to be used as a PR tool for the violent and oppressive dictatorship in Bahrain."
Andrew Smith has also said, "The prince has consistently used his position to promote arms sales and boost some of the most unpleasant governments in the world, his arms sales haven’t just given military support to corrupt and repressive regimes. They've lent those regimes political and international legitimacy."
The Duke is a capable golfer, playing off a low single-figure handicap. He was Captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews between 2003 and 2004—during the club's 250th anniversary season—is patron of a number of royal golf clubs, and has been elected as an honorary member of many others. The Duke is also a keen skier and has bought an exclusive skiing chalet in Verbier, Switzerland, for between £8 million and £13 million jointly with Sarah Ferguson.
The Duke is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, the senior maritime City livery company. In May 2008, he attended a goose-hunt in Kazakhstan with President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- 1960–1986: His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew
- 1986–present: His Royal Highness The Duke of York
- 1979–1981: Midshipman, Britannia Royal Naval College, HMS Seahawk
- 1981–1984: Sub Lieutenant, Pilot, 820 NAS on HMS Invincible;
- 1984–1992: Lieutenant, Pilot, 815 NAS on HMS Brazen; Helicopter Warfare Instructor, 702 NAS at RNAS Culdrose; Flight Commander, 829 NAS on HMS Campbeltown
- 1992–1999: Lieutenant Commander, Captain, HMS Cottesmore; Senior Pilot, 815 NAS at RNAS Portland; Directorate of Naval Operations, British Ministry of Defence
- 1999–2005: Commander, Diplomacy Section of the Naval Staff
- 2005–2010: Captain
- 2010–2015: Rear Admiral
- 2015–: Vice Admiral
- 21 February 2011: Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)
- 23 April 2006: Royal Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter (KG)
- 1977: Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal
- 1982: South Atlantic Medal, with Rosette
- 2002: Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
- 2012: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
- 2016: Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (1848)
- 1990: New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal
- 2001: Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) (with the first clasp)
- 2005: Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan
- Norway 1988: Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav
- UAE 2010: Collar of the Order of the Federation
- Mexico 2015: Sash of the Order of the Aztec Eagle
- Spain 2017: Order of Isabella the Catholic
- 5 May 2013: Royal Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
- 20 February 2015: Grand President of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League
- 13 July 2015: Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield
- 20 April 2016: Honorary Fellow of the Society of Light and Lighting (Hon. FSLL)
- 1 May 2018: Honorary Fellow of Hughes Hall, Cambridge
Honorary military appointments
- Colonel-in-Chief of the Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment)
- Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada
- Colonel-in-Chief of the Princess Louise Fusiliers
- Colonel-in-Chief of the Canadian Airborne Regiment (disbanded)
- 1 February 1984: Personal Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty The Queen (AdC(P))
- Colonel of the Grenadier Guards
- Colonel-in-Chief of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's)
- Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th and Ulster Defence Regiment)
- Colonel-in-Chief of the Small Arms School Corps
- Colonel-in-Chief of the Yorkshire Regiment (14th/15th, 19th and 33rd/76th Foot)
- Royal Colonel of the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland
- Honorary Air Commodore, Royal Air Force Lossiemouth
- Commodore-in-Chief of the Fleet Air Arm
- Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps
Personal flag for Canada
Since 2014, the Duke of York has a personal heraldic flag for use in Canada. It is the Royal Arms of Canada in banner form defaced with a blue roundel surrounded by a wreath of gold maple leaves, within which is a depiction of an "A" surmounted by a coronet. Above the roundel is a white label of three points, the centre one charged with an anchor.
|Princess Beatrice of York||8 August 1988|
|Princess Eugenie of York||23 March 1990||12 October 2018||Jack Brooksbank|
|Ancestors of Prince Andrew, Duke of York|
- Andrew does not usually use a surname but when one is needed, it is Mountbatten-Windsor.
- His godparents were: the Duke of Gloucester (his maternal great-uncle); Princess Alexandra of Kent (his first cousin once removed); Hugh Fitzroy, Earl Euston, as he then was; the Lord Elphinstone (his first cousin once removed); and Mrs Harold Phillips (later Lady Kennard).
- "The Royal Family name". Official website of the British monarchy. Archived from the original on 15 February 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2009.
- "No. 41961". The London Gazette. 20 February 1960. p. 1377.
- "Yvonne's Royalty Home Page: Royal Christenings".
- "Royal Family tree and line of succession". BBC. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
- "Prince Andrew: Envoy career plagued with controversy". BBC. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
Educated by a governess, then at Heatherdown Prep School, Surrey, and Gordonstoun in Scotland
- Barkham, Patrick (9 July 2004). "The Guardian profile: Prince Andrew". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
- "Gordonstoun turns back clock to a golden age of cold showers (but would Prince Charles agree?)". The Scotsman. 28 April 2009. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
- "Early Life & Education". The Duke of York. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
- "Naval career". The Duke of York. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
- Cahill, Kevin (2010). Who Owns the World: The Surprising Truth About Every Piece of Land on the Planet. New York: Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 978-0-446-55139-7.
- Publishing, DK (15 September 2015). Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family: A Glorious Illustrated History. DK Publishing. p. 217. ISBN 9781465438003.
- "Prince Andrew Talks of His Dangerous Falklands Experiences". MercoPress. 12 June 2001.
- "Prince Andrew, a hero of the Falklands war". UPI. 19 June 1982.
- "Helicopter pilot Prince Andrew is flying anti-submarine patrols in..." UPI. 3 June 1982.
- "Prince Andrew talks of Falklands horror". Glasgow Herald. 14 November 1983. p. 2.
- "Argentines planned to kill Prince Andrew". Montreal Gazette. Reuters. 17 October 1983. pp. C6. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
- Ward, Sharky (5 August 1993). Sea Harrier Over the Falklands. Pen and Sword. p. 113. ISBN 9780850523058. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
- "Britain Gasps as Prince Andrew Picks a Date He'd Best Not Bring Home to Mum". People Magazine. 25 October 1982.
- Low, Valentine (12 February 2015). "Queen makes Prince Andrew a vice-admiral". The Times. London. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
- "Prince Andrew's ex Koo Stark speaks about their relationship for first time in 30 years". The Independent. 15 February 2015. Archived from the original on 21 January 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
- Alastair Burnet, The ITN book of the royal wedding (Michael O'Mara Books, 1986), p. 38: "The actress Miss Koo Stark was a regular girlfriend of Prince Andrew for several years."
- Tina Brown, The Diana Chronicles (2011), p. 228
- Kim McNamara, Paparazzi: Media Practices and Celebrity Culture (2015), p. 29
- Lady Colin Campbell, The Real Diana, p. 161
- Newsweek, Volume 128 (1997), p. 76
- "No. 50606". The London Gazette (Supplement). 23 July 1986. p. 1.
- DeYoung, Karen (22 July 1986). "Fergie: Bedlam Over the Bride". The Washington Post. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
- "1992: Fergie and Andrew split". BBC. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
- Castle, Stephen (4 February 2008). "From Prince Andrew, critical words for U.S. on Iraq". The New York Times.
- National Audit Office report, 2005. "The Crown Estate – Property Leases with the Royal Family".
- "Duchess of York 'wanted cash for Prince Andrew access'". BBC News. 23 May 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
- Collins, Nick (25 July 2011). "Duchess of York clears debts thanks to 'knight on white charger' Andrew". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
- Swinford, Steven (7 March 2011). "Duchess of York admits Duke arranged for convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein to pay off her debts". The Daily Telegraph. London, England: Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- Rayner, Gordon (6 March 2011). "Duke of York 'appealed to Jeffrey Epstein to help Duchess pay debt'". The Daily Telegraph. London, England: Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- "Prince Andrew: Envoy career plagued with controversy". BBC News. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
- Lewis, Paul; Swaine, Jon (10 January 2015). "Jeffrey Epstein: inside the decade of scandal entangling Prince Andrew". The Guardian. London, England: Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- Booth, Robert (9 January 2015). "Palace digs in over Prince Andrew's links to sex offender Jeffrey Epstein". The Guardian. London, England: Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- Oborne, Peter (5 January 2015). "It was all going so well for the Royal Family". The Daily Telegraph. London, England: Telegraph Media Group.
- "Prince Andrew sex claims woman 'should not be believed'". BBC News. 3 January 2015.
- "Prince Andrew 'sex abuse victim' Virginia Roberts 'was introduced to the Queen'". The Daily Telegraph. London. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
- Rayner, Gordon (4 January 2015). "Prince Andrew prepares for grim year ahead as 'sex abuse' claims refuse to go away". The Daily Telegraph. London.
- "Prince Andrew's links to Jeffrey Epstein". BBC. 24 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
- "Prince Andrew under renewed pressure to speak about 'sex abuse' claims after flight logs emerge". Telegraph.co.uk. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- "The Independent". Archived from the original on 23 July 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- Gardner, Bill (29 August 2019). "Prince Andrew's supporters say his 'chubby' fingers prove photo of him with Epstein victim is fake". The Telegraph. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
- Greenslade, Roy "Prince Andrew story runs and runs - but editors should beware", The Guardian (blog), 5 January 2015
- Rayner, Gordon (1 February 2018). "Prince Andrew arrives in Davos to answer claims of 'sex orgy with nine teenagers'" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
- Withnall, Adam (4 January 2015). "Teenage 'sex slave' Virginia Roberts claims she was paid £10,000 by Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with Prince Andrew". The Independent. London.
- Booth, Robert; Lewis, Paul (4 January 2015). "Palace takes unusual step to deny Prince Andrew underage sex claims". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- Tim Walker (22 January 2015). "Virginia Roberts sex claims: Prince Andrew arrives in Davos amid calls for him to answer 'sex slave' allegations under oath". The Independent. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- "Prince Andrew set for first public event since sex claim". BBC News. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- "It's time for Prince Andrew to man up". New York Post. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- "US lawyer takes legal action in Prince Andrew sex claim case", BBC News, 6 January 2015
- Lewis, Paul. "Prince Andrew named in US lawsuit over underage sex claims". The Guardian. London.
- Sherwell, Philip. "Prince Andrew sex abuse allegation thrown out by judge". UK Daily Telegraph - 7 April 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
A US judge has ruled that sex allegations made against Prince Andrew in court papers filed in Florida must be struck from the public record.
- Buncombe (New York), Andrew. "Prince Andrew sex claims case: Judge orders that allegations against Duke of York be thrown out". The Independent UK, 7 April 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
A US judge has ordered that “lurid” sex allegations made against Prince Andrew and which led to a major crisis for the member of the royal family, be struck from the record
- Jon Swaine. "Judge orders Prince Andrew sex allegations struck from court record". the Guardian. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- Bekiempis, Victoria; Waterson, Jim (9 August 2019). "Prince Andrew groped young woman's breast at Epstein house, court files allege". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
- Berlinger, Joshua (28 August 2019). "Epstein accuser on Prince Andrew: 'He knows exactly what he's done'". CNN. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
- "The Duke of York, KG". The Outward Bound Trust. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- "Prince Andrew to stand down as UK trade envoy", BBC News, 21 July 2011
- "Duke of York must lose trade job, says Labour MP", BBC News, 1 March 2011.
- "The Middle East Association". Global Arab Network. Archived from the original on 3 August 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
- Robert Jobson (23 January 2015). "What's the point of Prince Andrew?". CNN. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- "Message from the Royal Patron" Archived 4 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine, Fight for Sight, accessed 4 February 2015
- "Royal Support for the Scouting and Guiding Movements". Official Website of the British Monarchy. Archived from the original on 24 January 2009. Retrieved 25 July 2008.
- Hurst, Jeff; "Princely plans for Andrew", Cambridge Times (Canada), 1 May 2007. Archived 16 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- "Financial arrangements of members of the Royal Family". Royal Household. Archived from the original on 22 January 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
- "Prince Andrew, his £15m home and the Kazakhstan connection", The Sunday Times (London), July 2008, retrieved 7 March 2011.
- Swinford, Steven (7 March 2011). "Duke of York costs taxpayers £15m". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
- "Royal family global tour to mark Diamond Jubilee". The Daily Telegraph. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- Perry, Simon (28 July 2015). "Prince Andrew and Ex-Wife Fergie Come Together for a Fashionable Cause: 'It Is About Family Unity'". People. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- "Key to Freedom". Key to Freedom. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- "Prince Andrew rappels down U.K. building for charity". cbc. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
- "Prince Andrew descends Europe's tallest building". cbsnews. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
- "By Royal Appointment: London Met welcomes new Patron". London Metropolitan University. 3 June 2013.
- "Duke of York becomes University Patron". University of Huddersfield. 2 July 2013. Archived from the original on 22 January 2015.
- "The Duke of York to be Patron of the University of Huddersfield". ITV News. 2 July 2013.
- "HRH The Duke of York installed as University Chancellor". University of Huddersfield. Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
- "Hughes Hall appoints the Duke of York as an Honorary Fellow and HRH opens Gresham Court". 1 May 2018.
- "Attend VIPs". Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- Emma.Goodey (4 April 2016). "The Duke of York and Pitch@Palace". The Royal Family. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
- "Nick Hatter - Life Coach in London | How to get a royal invitation". Nick Hatter - Life Coach in London. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
- "What is Pitch@Palace?". Pitch@Palace. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
- "The Prince Andrew Charitable Trust". Public register for charities (BETA). Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- "Duke of York's Inspiring Digital Enterprise Awards". University of Huddersfield. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- "iDEA". Wigan Council. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- "The Duke of York Award". The University Technical College Network. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- "The Duke of York Award for Technical Education: Educate's involvement". Educate School Services Ltd. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- "York graduate awarded Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award". The University of York. 27 April 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- "Duke of York visits Northern Ireland Science Park". Gov.uk. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- Mulgrew, John (18 October 2016). "Prince Andrew launches tech park offices". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- Philbin, Maggie (12 November 2017). "TeenTech@Buckingham Palace". TeenTech. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- "Visit of His Royal Highness, The Duke of York, KG to Geneva, Switzerland". Gov.uk. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- "The Duke of York visits China 2018". The Royal Family. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
- Furness, Hannah (12 March 2019). "Prince Philip passes Outward Bound Trust patronage to Prince Andrew after interviewing him for the job". The Telegraph. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
- Pitcher, Greg (15 May 2019). "Prince Andrew takes design champion role". Architects Journal. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
- "Cablegate Chronicles: Prince Andrew on 'These (Expletive) Journalists'". The Atlantic. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
- Leigh, David; Brooke, Heather; Evans, Rob (29 November 2010). "WikiLeaks cables: 'Rude' Prince Andrew shocks US ambassador". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
- Leigh, David; Evans, Rob; Brooke, Heather (29 November 2010). "WikiLeaks cables: 'Rude' Prince Andrew shocks US ambassador". The Guardian. London.
- Lewis, Jason (26 May 2012). "Money laundering probe puts spotlight on the £15 million sale of the Duke of York's home". Sunday Telegraph. London. Archived from the original on 26 May 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
- Adams, Guy (21 May 2016). "Andrew and 'a £4m kickback': Duke brokered £385m deal for Greek firm and corrupt regime while acting as British trade envoy... So is that how he paid for his £13m ski chalet?". Daily Mail.
- Sawer, Patrick (21 May 2016). "Prince Andrew brokered £385m deal with Kazakh regime while working as British trade envoy". Daily Telegraph.
- Tominey, Camilla (22 May 2016). "Prince Andrew 'acted as a £4m fixer'". Sunday Express.
- Leake, Jonathan (5 May 2013). "Royal Society bust-up over Andrew". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
- Colquohon, David (5 May 2013). "Dukes of York don't belong in our Royal Society". Sunday Times. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
- Armitage, Jim (12 November 2014). "Duke of York to meet Azeri despot Ilham Aliyev for 12th time". The Independent. London. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
- "Prince Andrew: 'Cheerleader in chief for the arms industry'". Channel 4 News. 10 March 2011.
- "Campaigners call for UK to halt arms exports to Bahrain as Prince Andrew joins sales drive". Campaign Against Arms Trade. 15 January 2014.
- "What Scandal Involving Prince Andrew Says - Al Jazeera America". Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- Royal, by Robert Lacey, 2002.
- "Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson buy luxury chalet". BBC News. 10 January 2015.
- "HRH The Duke of York installed as Liveryman". The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights. 14 March 2012. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013.
- Foggo, Daniel; Swinford, Steven; Mikhailova, Anna (27 July 2008). "Prince Andrew, his £15m home and the Kazakhstan connection". The Times. London. Archived from the original on 4 September 2008.
On one of his most recent visits, in May, he [Prince Andrew] is understood to have spent a weekend on a goose-shooting excursion with Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan. ... Timur Kulibayev, 41, is a billionaire oil and gas tycoon who is known to Andrew, not least through their attendance at hunting parties thrown by Nazarbayev. ... Kulibayev has also been busy inviting VIPs, reportedly including the prince, to regular hunting meets hosted by the Kazakh president.
- "The Duke of York – Style and titles". royal.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 5 May 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
- "Royal Baby: Meghan gives birth to boy, Harry announces". Retrieved 6 May 2019.
- "The Duke of York appointed GCVO, 21 February 2011". Official Website of The British Monarchy. Archived from the original on 24 February 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
- "St George's Chapel > History > Orders of Chivalry". St George's Chapel. Archived from the original on 20 August 2008. Retrieved 27 October 2008.
- "No. 56951". The London Gazette. 2 June 2003. p. 6753.
- "The Duke of York – Honours and Decorations". The Duke of York official website. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
- rose.slavin (13 December 2017). "Year in Review 2017".
- Jackson, Michael (Summer 2007). "Honours of the Crown" (PDF). Canadian Monarchist News. Monarchist League of Canada (26): 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
- Johnson, Alice (26 November 2010). "Khalifa, Queen Elizabeth II exchange orders". Gulf News. Dubai.
- "TRH THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL AWARDED WITH THE MEXICAN ORDER OF THE AZTEC EAGLE". Official website of the Mexican Embassy in the United Kingdom. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
- "El Rey reconoce que Isabel II ha hecho posible la visita de Estado a Reino Unido" [King Felipe recognizes that Elizabeth II has made possible the state visit to the United Kingdom]. lavanguardia.com (in Spanish). La Vanguardia. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
- "Grand President - The Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League (RCEL)". South African Legion of Military Veterans. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
- Lavigueur, Nick (2 July 2015). "Duke of York to become new chancellor of Huddersfield University". huddersfieldexaminer.
- SLL Present HRH The Duke of York KG with Honorary Fellowship - website of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
- "The Duke of York – Service appointments". royal.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 10 January 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
- "The Duke of York is appointed Colonel of the Grenadier Guards". Royal Household. 1 December 2017.
- "Canadian Flags of the Royal Family". Canadian Crown. Government of Canada. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
- "The Prince Andrew, Duke of York". Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges. Office of the Governor General of Canada: Canadian Heraldic Authority. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
- Colledge, J. J. "HERALD HMS (A 138) hydrographic survey vessel". shipstamps.co.uk. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
- Paget, Gerald (1977). The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (2 vols). Edinburgh: Charles Skilton. ISBN 978-0-284-40016-1.
- Photographs (1985) by HRH Prince Andrew, a book of photographs taken by Andrew
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Prince Andrew, Duke of York.|
- The Duke of York's official website
- The Duke of York at the Royal Family website
- Prince Andrew, duke of York at the Encyclopædia Britannica
- Prince Andrew, Duke of York on IMDb
Prince Andrew, Duke of YorkBorn: 19 February 1960
|Lines of succession|
| Succession to the British throne
8th in line
Princess Beatrice of York
|Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom|
The Prince of Wales
& Duke of Rothesay
The Duke of York
The Earl of Wessex
The Duke of Cambridge
in current practice
Sir Patrick Stewart
| Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield
The Duke of Kent
| President of The Football Association
The Duke of Cambridge
The Duke of Kent
| Special Representative for International Trade and Investment