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Background
HRH The Duke of York

Details of The Duke of York's work as Special Representative for International Trade and Investment can be found at his website, www.thedukeofyork.org

The Duke of York was born on 19 February 1960 at Buckingham Palace, the second son and the third child of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.

He was the first child to be born to a reigning monarch for 103 years.

Named Andrew Albert Christian Edward, he was known as Prince Andrew until his marriage, when he was created The Duke of York, Earl of Inverness and Baron Killyleagh.

After serving for 22 years in the Royal Navy as a helicopter pilot, The Duke of York became the UK's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment.

View footage of The Duke of York visiting troops in Afghanistan:

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