How Does This Relate To Prince Harry’s Last Name?Prince Harry’s full name is Prince Henry Charles Albert David, Duke of Sussex. He has no “official last name.” In fact, he’s never used the name Mountbatten-Windsor in his life. His brother, Prince William, similarly, has no official surname, his full name is Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge. Their father, Prince Charles, and their aunts and uncles and most of the cousins are also named simply with their titles.
He Has Used A Surname In The PastWhen Prince Harry joined the military in 2005, his name was “Officer Cadet Wales,” and later Lieutenant Wales. That surname, of course, comes from his father’s title, the Prince of Wales. Like Prince Harry, Prince William also went by Lieutenant Wales during his military service. Neither has ever used Mountbatten-Windsor. For further evidence that Prince Harry doesn’t use that name, consider his son’s birth certificate. On the document, the father is listed as His Royal Highness Henry Charles Albert David, Duke of Sussex. As many have pointed out before, he did not use his “Prince” title. It’s also worth noting that there is in fact no surname. Archie’s mother is listed as Rachel Meghan Her Royal Highness The Duchess Of Sussex. Again, no surname.
BIRTH CERTIFICATE— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) May 17, 2019
Name: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
Father: HRH Henry Charles Albert David Duke of Sussex
Occupation: Prince of the UK
Mother: Rachel Meghan HRH The Duchess of Sussex
Occupation: Princess of the UK
Place of birth: Portland Hospital, Westminster, London pic.twitter.com/3oPAhCrvYt
How Did This Rumor About Him Dropping His Name Start?When the duke and duchess registered their charity, Archewell, Prince Harry used the name Prince Henry Charles Albert David, Duke of Sussex. Which is, as we’ve now explained, his full name. Because he didn’t use “Mountbatten-Windsor”, the tabloids jumped at the opportunity to invent a phony narrative that he somehow was abandoning his heritage and his family and this name situation proved it. It didn’t actually prove anything because Prince Harry used his actual legal name, which doesn’t include the surname. One last note: For most of Prince Harry’s life, as a direct descendent of Queen Elizabeth, he was known as “His Royal Highness,” but when he and Meghan Markle stepped down as senior members of The Firm, they agreed to no longer use the “HRH” title that they were entitled to. Dropping that part of the title is the only thing Prince Henry Charles Albert David, Duke of Sussex has changed about his name.
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