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Episode 1718

Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Sat, 2022-Jan-15 01:15 UTC
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With 216,997 views on Friday, 14 January 2022 our article of the day is Prince Andrew, Duke of York.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York (Andrew Albert Christian Edward; born 19 February 1960) is a member of the British royal family. The third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Andrew 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, casualty evacuation, and Exocet missile decoy. In 1986, he married Sarah Ferguson and was created Duke of York. They have two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. Their marriage, separation in 1992, and divorce in 1996 attracted extensive media coverage. Andrew served as the UK's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment for 10 years until July 2011.

Andrew has been accused of child sexual abuse by Virginia Giuffre, who alleges he initiated a sexual encounter with her knowing that she was a minor who was sex trafficked by American financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. In a BBC television interview in November 2019 he categorically denied Giuffre's allegation. Following intense negative reaction to his connections to Epstein, Andrew permanently resigned from public roles in May 2020, and his honorary military affiliations and royal charitable patronages were returned to the Queen in January 2022. As of January 2022, Andrew is the defendant in a civil lawsuit over sexual assault filed by Giuffre in New York State.





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