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Everyone knows the Queen’s eldest son, Prince Charles, and more especially his mega-star wife, Princess Diana.
Second sons are used to the understudy role summed up by the American-born Duchess of Marlborough, a former Miss Vanderbilt, who was blessed with two sons.
When asked about them the Duchess would explain, “This is the heir and that is the spare.” Fortunately for his psychological development, Andrew is no longer the spare.
Two small interlopers, Princes William and Harry, Charles and Diana’s children, now stand between him and the throne.
Previously, Andrew’s chances of becoming King were high, given the recent history of the House of Windsor.
Both his great-grandfather and grandfather, Kings George V and George VI, were second sons.
But although he may not be a household word abroad, in his home patch Andrew has regularly been in the public eye since he left school seven years ago, heading what the British popular press describes as the Queenyboppers, that feisty bunch of second-generation royals who include David, Viscount Linley, the enterprising carpenter son of Princess Margaret, who has his own design shop, and the curvaceous blonde night owl Lady Helen Windsor, daughter of the Duke of Kent.
Andrew’s real burst of publicity came when he started dating Koo Stark, an American-born soft-porn film actress who guided him from knee socks to knee-tremblers.
Andrew’s romantic escapades, together with some much publicized midshipman japes (he has a penchant for practical jokes), earned him the reputation of Royal Lout-About-Town, a label that saddened his mother and annoyed his father.
Secretly, however, Prince Philip admires Andrew’s macho action-man image⎯it reminds him of his own youth.
It was only after the famous paint-spraying episode on an official visit to California, when Andrew doused a row of photographers with white paint, that his parents finally read the riot act.
The Duke of Edinburgh put in a furious transatlantic telephone call advising his second son to “pull his finger out” and grow up.
Royal-image-makers were instructed to spray a little white paint over Andrew’s tarnished reputation.