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Prince Harry Reportedly Dropped Royal Surname after Royal Exit and LA Move with Family

Lois Oladejo
Apr 14, 2020
05:30 P.M.
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Prince Harry has allegedly dropped the royal moniker following his family's exit from the royal household.


Prince Harry has ditched his royal moniker, Mountbatten-Windsor, following his exit from Britain with his wife and child. He also appears to have dropped his HRH title as well.

The 35-year-old father of one is listed as Prince Henry Charles Albert David, Duke of Sussex, in recent documents registering his new environment-friendly tourism firm named, "Travalyst."

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend The Endeavour Fund Awards on March 05, 2020, in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend The Endeavour Fund Awards on March 05, 2020, in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images.


The institute will reportedly feature a grading system that will allow users to track their carbon emissions. The change comes after the launch of the firm in Edinburgh during one of the prince's final rounds of engagements as a senior royal, where he requested that the delegates call him Harry.

Before taking the stage, Ayesha Hazarika, the host who was once a former labor adviser, made Harry's request known:

"He's made it clear that we are all to call him Harry. So ladies and gentlemen, please give a big, warm, Scottish welcome to Harry."


Harry and his wife, Meghan, have also revealed that they will be launching a new non-profit charity organization named "Archewell" — the Archewell foundation will reportedly replace their Sussex royal brand.

Harry and his wife have revealed that the inspiration behind the organization name Archewell comes from their little boy. According to Dailymail, Arche is a Greek word that means "source of action."

Those with HRH titles don't require a last name.


After the birth of their child, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced that his name would be Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

News of Archie's last name differs in comparison to that of other young children of the royal family like Prince George because Archie's will reportedly bear the royal family's last name, Mountbatten-Windsor.

By virtue of his father's position in the royal household, Archie should have received the title, Earl of Dumbarton, a subsidiary title of Prince Harry.


However, after his birth, the royal family revealed his name without a stated title, as was expected. This action indicated that Harry and Meghan wanted their little boy to lead an ordinary and private life.

Archie's surname can be traced back to King George V, who issued a letter patent in 1917 to limit the usage of royal titles only to the children and grandchildren of the sovereign and the eldest son of the eldest son of the heir.

As a result, only Queen Elizabeth's great-grandchildren born by a male, would be referred to as Prince or Princess and called His or Her Royal Highness(HRH).

Ordinarily, those with HRH titles don't require a last name though they can go by the name of their father's title, such as Cambridge or Wales.

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