Struggling golf professional, "Duke" York is to join the British Royal Family.
Much-loved by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, Fife, the Duke - as he is known to all and sundry on the Old Course, has been a professional since the age of 23. He has struggled with his form and has only managed to stay in the professional ranks by dint of hard practice and travelling extensively to enter tournaments.
A victim of a broken marriage, Duke York retained only his golf clubs (Sunningdale, Turnberry and St Andrews) and a small fleet of aircraft and helicopters when his divorce settlement was finalised.
In a bizarre twist, his former wife, Sarah who owns the Northern Moor estate in rural Manchester, is now his best friend and they share equally the parenting of their 2 dogs Beatrice and Eugenie.
Duke has saved millions of airmiles in the last few years as he pursued his golf career and his thrift has paid off. Duke used his airmiles to enter a Royal Title Raffle, held annually on the Queen's birthday.
It was today announced by Buckingham Palace that Duke York has won the title "Prince Andrew" for services to the British aviation industry.
The title has been vacant for 15 years as the holder was away playing golf.