Prince Andrew : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Career

Prince Andrew Duke of York, KG, GCVO, CD, ADC is a member of the British royal family know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Career

Prince Andrew : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Career
Prince Andrew
  Bio
Name Prince Andrew
Birthdate ( Age) 19 February 1960
Place of Birth Buckingham Palace, London, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Marital Status  Divorced
Wife/Partner Sarah, Duchess of York (m. 1986–1996)
Children Princess EugeniePrincess Beatrice
Parents Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Siblings Prince Edward, Earl of WessexCharles, Prince of WalesAnne, Princess Royal
Profession Prince Andrew, Duke of York, KG, GCVO, CD, ADC is a member of the British royal family
Net Worth £62 million ($82 million)
Last Update August 2021

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, KG, GCVO, CD, ADC 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. He is ninth in the line of succession to the British throne.

Andrew served in the Royal Navy as a helicopter pilot and instructor and as the captain of a warship. During the Falklands War, he flew on multiple missions including anti-surface warfare, Exocet missile decoy, and casualty evacuation. In 1986, he married Sarah Ferguson and was created Duke of York. They have two daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. Their marriage, separation in 1992, and divorce in 1996 attracted much media coverage. He served as Britain's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment for 10 years until July 2011.

Early Life and Family

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.His paternal grandfather was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark.

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.[10] 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, and Economics.

Prince Andrew Wife

Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986. On the same day, the Queen created him Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Killyleagh.[40] 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.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."

Prince Andrew Net Worth

Prince Andrew, Duke of York is a member of the British royal family who has an estimated Net Worth of has an estimated net worth of around £62 million ($82 million).

Professional Career

The Royal Household announced in November 1978 that 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, he 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, Andrew was appointed as a midshipman, and entered Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. During 1979 he also completed the Royal Marines All Arms Commando Course for which he received his Green Beret.He was commissioned as a sub-lieutenant on 1 September 1981 and appointed to the Trained Strength on 22 October.

Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, a British overseas territory claimed by Argentina,on 2 April 1982, leading to 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 end of the war, Invincible returned to Portsmouth, where the Queen and Prince Philip joined other families of the crew in welcoming the vessel home.

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 Rear Admiral.Five years later, he was promoted to Vice Admiral.