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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 1 decade ago

What is Prince Williams first and last name?

without any of the royal titles in it...

Is it William Windsor or William Wales?

Or something else I dont know...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    His name is William Arthur Philip Louis. He may use Mountbatten-Windsor as a last name, or Windsor,or Wales.The current Royal House of Windsor reigns in England;the Queen's children and grandchildren may use Mountbatten-Windsor,Windsor,or their title names as surnames,so Charles,Prince of Wales and family can be known as the Waleses,Andrew Duke of York's family can be known as the Yorks,and Edward, Earl of Wessex's family can be known as the Wessexes.

    from http://www.royal.gov/uk :

    "Members of the Royal Family can be known both by the name of their Royal house, and by a surname, which are not always the same. And often they do not use a surname at all.

    People often ask whether members of the Royal Family have a surname, and, if so, what it is.

    The situation of members of the Royal Family is more complex than for most people, as they can be known both by the name of the Royal house, and by a surname, which are not always the same.

    Before 1917, members of the British Royal Family had no surname, but only the name of the house or dynasty to which they belonged.

    Kings and princes were historically known by the names of the countries over which they and their families ruled. Kings and queens therefore signed themselves by their first names only, a tradition in the United Kingdom which has continued to the present day.

    The names of dynasties tended to change when the line of succession was taken by a rival faction within the family (for example, Henry IV and the Lancastrians, Edward IV and the Yorkists, Henry VII and the Tudors), or when succession passed to a different family branch through females (for example, Henry II and the Angevins, James I and the Stuarts, George I and the Hanoverians).

    Just as children can take their surnames from their father, so sovereigns normally take the name of their 'House' from their father. For this reason, Queen Victoria's eldest son Edward VII belonged to the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (the family name of his father Prince Albert). Edward VII's son George V became the second king of that dynasty when he succeeded to the throne in 1910.

    In 1917, there was a radical change, when George V specifically adopted Windsor, not only as the name of the 'House' or dynasty, but also as the surname of his family. The family name was changed as a result of anti-German feeling during the First World War, and the name Windsor was adopted after the Castle of the same name.

    At a meeting of the Privy Council on 17 July 1917, George V declared that 'all descendants in the male line of Queen Victoria, who are subjects of these realms, other than female descendants who marry or who have married, shall bear the name of Windsor'.

    The Royal Family name of Windsor was confirmed by The Queen after her accession in 1952. However, in 1960, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh decided that they would like their own direct descendants to be distinguished from the rest of the Royal Family (without changing the name of the Royal House), as Windsor is the surname used by all the male and unmarried female descendants of 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.

    This reflected Prince Philip's surname. In 1947, when Prince Philip of Greece became naturalised, he assumed the name of Philip Mountbatten as a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy.

    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.

    For the most part, members of the Royal Family who are entitled to the style and dignity of HRH Prince or Princess do not need a surname, but if at any time any of them do need a surname (such as upon marriage), that surname is Mountbatten-Windsor.

    The surname Mountbatten-Windsor first appeared on an official document on 14 November 1973, in the marriage register at Westminster Abbey for the marriage of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips.

    A proclamation on the Royal Family name by the reigning monarch is not statutory; unlike an Act of Parliament, it does not pass into the law of the land. Such a proclamation is not binding on succeeding reigning sovereigns, nor does it set a precedent which must be followed by reigning sovereigns who come after.

    Unless The Prince of Wales chooses to alter the present decisions when he becomes king, he will continue to be of the House of Windsor and his grandchildren will use the surname Mountbatten-Windsor."

  • 4 years ago

    Prince William Last Name

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    William Mountbatten-Windsor

  • 1 decade ago

    William Mountbatten-Windsor

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He is Prince William. Royalty do not use last names.

    As a member of the House of Windsor, his last name for formal legal purposes is Mountbatten-Windsor. Younger princes use their father's title for everyday purposes, to show which branch of the House of Windsor they belong to. So he is Prince William of Wales, since he is the son of the Prince of Wales.

    When he marries, or when his father inherits the throne, he will be given his own title.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    His actual birth name is William Arthur Philip Louis but since he's a member of the house of Windsor he's also called William Mountbatten Windsor(but that's' another official name,its not his real one)

  • 1 decade ago

    Prince William of Wales (William Arthur Philip Louis; born 21 June 1982) is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. He is second in the line of succession to the British throne and thrones of each of the other Commonwealth Realms.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    William Wales is printed on his army fatiques.

    william Mountbatten windsor

    to you people,lol

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