Prince Harry could use his surname after he and Meghan Markle left their senior royal roles. However, as he’s only known as Prince Harry, what’s his complete and last name?
Prince Harry’s full name is Henry Charles Albert David, and it doesn’t include a last name yet. Why? It’s quite complicated due to the royal rules and proclamations, but his kids, Archie and Lilibet, have.
Prince Harry’s Last name
On a video link, the Duke of Sussex appeared in front of a group of kids at the WellChild awards ceremony, and he told the children his real name.
“My name is Henry, but everyone calls me Harry. I have no idea why,” he said, per Metro.
So, what’s his last name?
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Technically, Prince Harry doesn’t have a last name. On his son Archie’s birth certificate, his name is listed as “His Royal Highness Henry Charles Albert David Duke of Sussex.” His occupation, alternatively, was listed as Prince of the United Kingdom.
He was also known for using his last name “Wales,” being called Captain Harry Wales while still serving in the military, a 2011Telegraph article cited.
Where Did Archie’s Last Name of Mountbatten-Windsor Come?
Prince Harry’s son, Archie, uses the surname Mountbatten-Windsor, which the royals have used since 1960.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip decided to give their untitled descendants their “special last name.”
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According to the royal family’s website,
“The Queen’s descendants, other than those with the style of Royal Highness and the title of Prince/Princess or female descendants who marry, would carry the name of Mountbatten-Windsor.”
Archie and Lilibet may not have their titles, so they’re using this last name.
Their father doesn’t use it, though, as he’s a prince.
Fun fact: Mountbatten-Windsor is a combination of the last name of Prince Philip’s maternal grandparents and the surname Queen Elizabeth’s grandfather, George V, gave his descendants before she switched things up.
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