what is prince william's last name?
- TinaLv 710 years agoFavorite Answer
The Prince's style and title in full is His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, Baron Carrickfergus, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Master of Arts. As a British prince, William does not use a surname for everyday purposes. For formal and ceremonial purposes, the children of Princes of Wales, like the children of Royal Dukes, use the title of Prince or Princess before their Christian name and their father's territorial designation after it. So Prince William was "Prince William of Wales". Such area-based surnames are discarded by women when they marry and by men if they are given a peerage of their own, such as when Prince William was given his dukedom.
For the male-line grandchildren of Elizabeth II, however, there is currently some uncertainty over the correct form of family surname to use, or whether there even is a surname. The Queen has stipulated all her male-line descendants who do not bear the titular dignity of prince shall use Mountbatten-Windsor as their family surname (although Letters Patent exist stipulating the name Windsor, but with the same caveat). According to their flight suits as seen in television interviews (before Prince William's creation as Duke of Cambridge), Princes William and Harry have continued to use Wales as their surname for military purposes.
On the morning of his wedding, Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen created William Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, Baron Carrickfergus. When his father accedes to the throne, William will immediately obtain the titles of Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay, and it is expected that he would be invested as Prince of Wales, although the latter is not automatic. If Prince William succeeds to the throne and uses his first given name as his regnal name, he would be known as William V. A December 2010 article in The Daily Telegraph suggested that William did not wish to receive a dukedom, preferring to remain simply "Prince William" while also wanting Middleton to become "Princess Catherine". It was suggested that this caused a dilemma for the Queen because princesses traditionally receive such titles through birth instead of marriage. Prior to the announcement, speculated possible dukedoms William might receive included Sussex, Windsor, Clarence, Kendal, Avondale, and Strathearn. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_William_of_Wal...
- FreddieLv 710 years ago
Prince William, as a Royal Prince, does not have a surname. Where a surname is required by law, he has used the name Wales, after his father's title.
He will use the name Cambridge from now on, taken from his new title, Duke of Cambridge.
The name of the House, is Mountbatten-Windsor, and has been used in place of a surname - but not by William.
- 10 years ago
some one said that it is Montbatten-Windsor because William's mother's surname was Montbatten and his father's was Windsor.......William's mother's surname was Spencer. Montbatten comes from Prince Phillip, his grandfather, Charles' father. The house is the House of Windsor, from his grandmother, Elizabeth.....now, which ever surname they choose or not choose, is their decision along with the permission of the Queen.
- Summer GrayLv 510 years ago
Well, his full name is William Arthur Philip Louis...Source(s): =)
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- Anonymous10 years ago
^hope this helped :)