Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie’s surname Mountbatten-Windsor appears to have a complicated story behind it, and is believed to have caused rows between Prince Philip and other key figures within the Royal family.
The surname is given to given to all Royal family members who don’t have a title, and will most likely be given to Archie’s sister who will be born over the summer.
According to the Royal.uk website, the surname didn’t appear on an official document until 1973, but rows surrounding the name date all the way back to 1952.
Prior to his marriage with The Queen and becoming The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, 99, was known as Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
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But there was chatter about his name not being neutral enough and so he changed his name to Mountbatten after his grandparents.
When Philip and Princess Elizabeth had their first child, Prince Charles in 1948, it was assumed that according to tradition, he would take his father’s name.
However, when Elizabeth, 94, became The Queen in 1952, she was required to confirm the official surname of the Royal Family, with many around her wanting her to keep using Windsor and not change…