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An aide-de-camp is a title in the peerage system (which infers the post-nominal letters[?] ADC) which means that the so-honoured person is considered a personal assistant to the monarch of the particular country he or she is a subject of; the first aide-de-camp is the foremost personal aide. For example, Prince Andrew, Duke of York of the British Royal Family is currently the aide-de-camp to his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Simiarly, Geraud Duroc was made an aide-de-camp to Napoleon in 1796, and first aide-de-camp in 1798.

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