Duke of York
HRH The Duke of York, GCVO, CD
York, HRH 1 Duke of (UK 1986); Andrew Albert Christian Edward; KG (2006), KCVO (2003, CVO 1979), CD (2001); also Baron Killyleagh and Earl of Inverness (UK 1986);
2 s of HM The Queen, qv; b 19 Feb 1960; Educ Gordonstoun, Lakefield Coll Sch Canada, RNC Dartmouth; m 23 July 1986 (m dis 1996), Sarah Margaret, da of Maj Ronald Ivor Ferguson (d 2003; see Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage Hampden, V), by his 1 w Susan Mary, da of FitzHerbert Wright (see Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage (1990 edn) Powerscourt, V), later Mrs Hector Barrantes (d 1998); 2 da (see below).
Career RN: joined 1979 as Seaman Offr, helicopter pilot HMS Invincible S Atlantic Campaign 1982 (Campaign Medal 1982), Lt 1984, Lt Cdr 1992, cmd HMS Cottesmore (minehunter) 1993-94, Cdr 1998, left RN 2001, Hon Capt 2005; Adm Sea Cadet Corps 1992-; Cdre-in-Chief Fleet Air Arm 2006-; Col-in-Chief (UK): 9/12 Royal Lancers 2003-, Royal Irish Regt 1992-, Small Arms Sch Corps 2003-; Royal Col: Royal Highland Fus, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland 2006-, Yorkshire Regt 2006-; Col-in-Chief (Commonwealth): Canadian Airborne Regt 1991-, Queen's York Rangers (1 American Regt) 1997-, Royal Highland Fus of Canada 2003-, Princess Louise Fus 2005-, Royal New Zealand Army Logistic Regt 1997-; Hon Air Cdre RAF Lossiemouth 1996-; Personal ADC to HM The Queen 1984-;
UK special rep Int Trade and Investment 2001-; Silver Jubilee Medal 1977, New Zealand Commemoration Medal 1990, Golden Jubilee Medal 2002; Cdre Royal Thames Yacht Club 1986-; pres: Royal Aero Club of GB 1982-; patron: Greenwich Hospital 1994-, Nat Maritime Museum 1995, English Nat Ballet 2001-, Tall Ships Youth Trust 2005-; Books Photographs (1985).
Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA