Prince Andrew, Duke of York

Prince Andrew, Duke of York

Son of Elizabeth Ii

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Prince Andrew, Duke of York.


Baptised in the Palace's Music Room on 8 April 1960, by the then-Archbishop of Canterbury, Geoffrey Fisher, the Prince's godparents were: The Duke of Gloucester (his maternal great-uncle); Princess Alexandra of Kent (his first cousin once removed); the Earl of Euston; the Lord Elphinstone (his first cousin once removed); and Mrs Harold Phillips. … Read More


1978 18 Years Old It was announced in November 1978 that Prince Andrew would join the Royal Navy the following year, and 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.
1979 19 Years Old 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. … Read More


1980 20 Years Old During 1980 he also took the Royal Marines All Arms Commando Course. … Read More
1982 22 Years Old 1 More Event
After being awarded his "wings", he moved onto more advanced training on the Sea King helicopter, and conducted operational flying training until 1982, when he joined carrier based squadron, 820 Naval Air Squadron, serving aboard the aircraft carrier, HMS Invincible. … Read More
1983 23 Years Old Though he had brief assignments to HMS Illustrious, RNAS Culdrose, and the Joint Services School of Intelligence, Prince Andrew remained with Invincible until 1983. … Read More
1986 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1986, Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson; the couple's marriage, subsequent separation and eventual divorce in 1996 attracted a high level of media coverage. … Read More
1989 29 Years Old 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 the Campbeltown was flagship of the NATO force in the North Atlantic from 1990 to 1991.


1991 31 Years Old He then passed the squadron command examination on 16 July 1991, attended the Staff College, Camberley, the following year, and completed the Army Staff course, becoming a Lieutenant-Commander on 1 February and passing the ship command examination on 12 March 1992. … Read More
1995 35 Years Old 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 role in that position being to supervise flying standards and to guarantee an effective operational capability.
1996 36 Years Old …  Thereafter, the marriage was ended in divorce on 30 May 1996, though the split was friendly, and 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." … Read More
1999 39 Years Old He was then made a Commander on 27 April 1999, and went on to finish his active naval career at the British Ministry of Defence until 2001, as an officer of the Diplomatic Directorate of the Naval Staff. … Read More


2001 41 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More
2003 43 Years Old 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. … Read More
2008 48 Years Old In 2008, a fire at Dolphin House resulted in Sarah moving into the Royal Lodge, again sharing a home with the Duke of York. … Read More


On 19 February 2010, his 50th birthday, he was promoted to Honorary Rear Admiral. Five years later, he was promoted to Vice Admiral. Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986.
2011 51 Years Old 1 More Event
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". … Read More
2012 52 Years Old 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.
2013 53 Years Old In 2013, it was announced that the Duke was becoming the Patron of London Metropolitan University and the University of Huddersfield.
2014 54 Years Old As of November 2014, the Duke had met Ilham Aliyev, the president of Azerbaijan, on 12 separate occasions.
In January 2015, Virginia Roberts made allegations of sexual impropriety against the Duke in court papers related to a civil action in Florida arising from the Epstein affair, but to which the Duke was not a party.
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