Apart from the royal duty and financial inquiries, folks have raised questions about the status of the Duke and Duchess’ titles and monikers after stepping down as senior members of the royal family. The duo who have stopped working for the British monarchy officially, have casted doubts over their new last name which is yet to be confirmed.
Collective recalling: Archie Harrison
However, Archie Harrison might be an indicator to hint about the royal couple’s possible title in this regard.
While Harry and Meghan could technically use “Sussex” for themselves or Archie in school and other government declarations, you must have noticed Prince William and Kate Middleton using “Cambridge” as their surname being the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Similarly, it can be concluded that the royal pair chose to put “Mountbatten-Windsor” as their son’s official last name.
Why Mountbatten-Windsor might be the probable surname?
According to the royal family’s website, in 1960, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh decided to distinguish their direct descendants with a different last name before which “Windsor” was the surname used by all male and unmarried female descendants of King George V.
“It was therefore declared in the Privy Council that 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”. “The effect of the declaration was that all The Queen’s children, on occasions when they needed a surname, would have the surname Mountbatten-Windsor”, the quote reads, slating Mountbatten’s reference to Prince Philip’s surname.
Hints reflective of the Royal Departure
The title loss recalls how Her Royal Highness Princess Diana became “Diana, Princess of Wales” after she divorced Prince Charles in 1996.
In a nutshell, Mountbatten-Windsor might turn out to be the moniker of the Sussex family to be used on occasions. Till then, get your fingers crossed in a quest for the ultimatum.
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