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.
As well as carrying out various official engagements, he served as Britain's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment until July 2011.
(Andrew Albert Christian Edward, born 19 February 1960), is the second son and third child 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 2017 he is sixth in line.
Nearly seven years ago, his daughters were cut off from the royal fold and he has been pushing to bring them back.
The shocked queen had deferred the missive to the heir apparent, Prince Charles, who shot down any sort of idea of adding his two nieces back onto the royal payroll.
He wants a streamlined royal family that includes his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Duchess Catherine, Prince Harry, and, presumably, whomever Harry marries, which at this time appears to be Meghan Markle.
Prince Andrew was the first child born to a reigning monarch since the birth in 1857 of Queen Victoria's youngest child, Princess Beatrice (Andrew named his elder daughter Beatrice).
As with his older siblings, Andrew was looked after by a governess, who was responsible for his early education at Buckingham Palace.
Could this possibly mean that the standoff in the royal family on whether “blood princesses” Eugenie and Beatrice will finally regain their royal privileges again be reopened?
How did Kate Middleton get in the middle of this royal tug of war?