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Who Is Princess Eugenie's Dad, Prince Andrew?

Queen Elizabeth's second son was once linked to a Filipino model.
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Even the most casual of royal watchers knows who the major players in the British monarchy are: Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and his children, Prince Harry and Prince William (and Duchess Kate and the royal babies, of course).

But one step out of the spotlight are the rest of members of the Firm, as it's sometimes called, including the Queen's three other children: Princess Anne, Prince Edward, and Prince Andrew.

Here's everything you need to know about Elizabeth and Philip's third child, Prince Andrew.

HE'S THE QUEEN'S SECOND SON.

Prince Andrew was born on February 19, 1960. At the time of his birth, he was second in line to the throne, behind his older brother, Prince Charles, but before his older sister Princess Anne. Now, he's seventh in the order of succession.


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Queen Elizabeth with her two youngest children, Prince Edward, and Prince Andrew, in 1965.

HE WAS PREVIOUSLY MARRIED TO SARAH FERGUSON

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson (better known by most as Fergie) wed on July 23, 1986, at Westminster Abbey to much fanfare, but the relationship was not meant to last. They had two children together, Princess Beatrice (born in August of 1988) and Princess Eugenie (born in March of 1990), but eventually separated in 1992. They divorced in 1996, but remain very close.


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Andrew and Fergie on their wedding day.

ANDREW CURRENTLY HOLDS THE TITLE OF DUKE OF YORK, IN ADDITION TO PRINCE.

As is tradition, Andrew was given a dukedom by the Queen on his wedding day.

HE'S NOW A FULL-TIME ROYAL.

After two decades of serving in the Navy, Andrew now spends his time carrying out official engagements and representing the Queen and Great Britain abroad.

LIKE MANY IN HIS FAMILY, HE IS NOT WITHOUT SCANDAL.

This summer, the York family drew criticism for allegedly hosting a birthday party for Harper Beckham at Buckingham Palace. In years past, most serious controversies include Andrew's associations with American financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, which caused problems for the royal, as did a video of Fergie appearing to offer access to Prince Andrew for cash.

HE ONCE DATED FILIPINO MODEL ALEXANDRA ESCAT.

Eight years ago, Prince Andrew was spotted on several trips with Spanish-born Filipina model Alexandra Escat. They were photographed on a luxury yacht en route to Sardinia. One of the photos was of the Duke of York giving the then 25-year-old model a kiss on the hand. Days later, they were spotted again, but this time boarding a private jet at Olbia airport, reports The Daily Mail.  

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Rumors of their relationship have since died down.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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