Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made the decision to step down as senior royals and as a result of this they lost their royal patronages.
Harry, 36, and his wife Meghan, 39, stepped down as members of the Royal family last year, with a 12 month review being agreed.
Now the year is up, the couple — who are expecting their second child — have told The Queen that they have stepped down permanently.
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So what do we call Prince Harry now? Well, it’s a little bit complicated due to a rules and proclamations but we’ve done some digging.
Harry’s name on Archie’s birth certificate is His Royal Highness Henry Charles Albert David Duke of Sussex but then when he served in the military he used the last name “Wales,” and was known as Captain Harry Wales, according to a 2011 Telegraph article.
But if Harry’s son’s surname is Mountbatten-Windsor then that’s surely his surname too right? Well, no. Basically this name came into royal use in 1960 when the Queen and Prince Philip decided they wanted descendants without a title to have a special last name.
The royal family website reads: “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.”
This is why Archie, who doesn’t have a title, has the surname Mountbatten-Windsor, with Mountbatten being the last name of Prince Philip’s maternal grandparents.
So basically Harry could use the name Mountbatten-Windsor now as his surname, but he apparently hasn’t signed paperwork with that name as of last April.
So essentially this means Harry is currently Harry, or Prince Harry if you like!
Harry can use Mountbatten-Windsor whenever he wants because the Queen’s declaration states that when royal family members need a last name they can use this one.
And just to confuse you even more, did you know Prince Harry’s first name isn’t even Harry?
Harry was actually born Henry Charles Albert David, but we’ve always known him as Harry.
Harry has been going by his nickname since he was a boy and the reason is a bit obscure as to why.
The name Henry derives from he Old French name Henri and over time the English version, which is Harry, started to be used over here.
Most monarchs named Henry were referred to those who knew them as Harry, including Henry VIII.
As the prince grew up, he was referred to by Kensington Palace and the public at large as Harry and Henry has just remained an ‘official’ title.