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What is Prince Charles last name?

What is Prince Charles last name?

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What is Prince Charles last name?
What is Prince Charles last name?

 

Charles, Prince of Wales

Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948), is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II. He has been heir apparent as well as Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952 and is both the oldest and the longest-serving heir apparent in British history. He is also the longest-serving Prince of Wales, having held the title since July 1958. Upon the death of his father, Prince Philip, on 9 April 2021, Charles also inherited the title of Duke of Edinburgh.

Charles was born in Buckingham Palace as the first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. He was educated at Cheam and Gordonstoun schools, both of which his father attended as a child. He later spent a year at the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge, Charles served in the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy from 1971 to 1976. In 1981, he married Lady Diana Spencer, with whom he had two sons: Prince William and Prince Harry. In 1996, the couple divorced following well-publicised extramarital affairs by both parties. Diana died as the result of a car crash in Paris the following year. In 2005, Charles married his long-term partner Camilla Parker Bowles.

As the Prince of Wales, Charles undertakes official duties on behalf of the Queen. He founded The Prince’s Trust in 1976, sponsors The Prince’s Charities, and is a patron, president, or a member of over 400 other charities and organisations. As a self-described environmentalist, Charles has spoken publicly about issues such as organic farming and climate change, which has earned him awards and recognition from environmental groups. His support for alternative medicine, including homeopathy, has been the subject of criticism. His views on the role of architecture in society and the conservation of historic buildings have received significant attention from British architects and design critics. Since 1993, Charles has worked on the creation of Poundbury, an experimental new town based on his architectural tastes. He is also an author or co-author of a number of books.

The royal family’s last name

Prince Charles’s last name might be optional, but not everyone is as high-ranking as he is. That means those members of royalty that live more normal lives (like Princess Beatrice, who worked at an office in New York City) might see a need to use the royal family’s last name from time to time. Find out more about the royal family’s last name, below.

1. Those with His or Her Royal Highness status do not require a last name

Even though the royal family has a last name, those with a His or Her Royal Highness title do not technically have one. The idea is that these high-ranking royals are known on a first name or royal title-basis, so they do not need a last name. That said, it’s not the end of the world if Prince Charles needs to use his family name.

2. The royal family’s last name didn’t exist before 1917

In 1917, King George V decided he was over the family’s house name (probably because it was so long) and ordered it changed from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor. At the same time, he brought the royal family up to speed — and made them more relatable to us commoners — with the times and gave them their first last name. The name was, of course, Windsor to match the house.

3. Descendants of King George V are called Windsor

When the queen’s grandfather changed the family name to Windsor (presumably after Windsor Castle), all of his descendants got a new name. And, even though many of them — like Queen Elizabeth II — are known without the last name, they are still free to use it if need be.

4. The queen chose a different last name for her family

Like her grandfather, Queen Elizabeth II also wanted a special last name to distinguish her and Prince Philip’s bloodline. And, as it turns out, she was way ahead of her time. The queen chose to hyphenate her and Philip’s last names into Mountbatten-Windsor.

Even though most of her family members don’t need to go by the name (for the most part, they have HRH status), it’s a way to separate them on the royal family tree.

 

What is Prince Charles last name?
What is Prince Charles last name?

 

5. Sometimes they use their house name

While Mountbatten-Windsor has a royal ring to it, it’s not required for royals to use that last name. In addition to the family name, they may also go by their house name — aka, the name of their peerage. That means Prince Harry could go by Harry Sussex, Prince William could go by William Cambridge, Prince Charles could go by Charles Wales, Prince Andrew could go by Andrew York, and so on.

6. Royals don’t actually need a last name, but it’s nice to have

Even without a His or Her Royal Highness title, royals don’t technically need a last name. After all, we only really know them by their royal titles anyways. However, some royals — including Prince Harry — might use a last name in certain settings. Case in point: Prince Harry allegedly went by Captain Harry Wales (his former house name) for military purposes.

You’ll Never Guess Prince Charles’ Full Name (Especially Because He Doesn’t Legally Need a Last Name)

You think you know the British royals, but are you a true Anglophile? Do you know, for example, Prince Charles‘ full name? OK, that’s a trick question: Charles’ name is hard to pin down. The Prince of Wales, eldest child of Queen Elizabeth, was born Charles Philip Arthur George… but because he was born into British royalty, he doesn’t technically have a last name. Legally, British royals don’t need a last name.

When a surname is required, though, the descendants of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip often use the surname Mountbatten-Windsor, as Charles’ siblings Prince Andrew and Princess Anne did on their marriage registries. Charles’ son Prince William adopted Mountbatten-Windsor as his last name when he filed a lawsuit over topless photos of his wife, Kate Middleton. And Charles’ niece Lady Louise, daughter of Prince Edward, also uses Mountbatten-Windsor — since she’s the first descendant to not receive a “His/Her Royal Highness” designation.

Sometimes, however, the family uses their house names. For example, William and Prince Harry have used Wales as their surnames in their careers so far, Vogue has reported. William is the Duke of Cambridge now, and his son, Prince George, is already using Cambridge as his last name while at school.

Then again, Charles will be king one day, and then William will take his father’s title as Prince of Wales, and George will have to decide which name to use at that point. #RoyalFamilyProblems, right?

On top of royal fans being curious about everyone in the royal family’s full names, they’re most recently fixed on finding out William and Kate’s newborn son’s first name, — and they’re also very curious about his last name as well. Royal historian Marlene Eilers recently told Town and Country magazine, “The royal baby will not have a last name. The name on the birth certificate will say HRH Prince or Princess, and all three names of Cambridge.” We guess we’ll have to wait and see!

What is Prince Charles’ last name?

As a descendant of the Queen and Prince Philip, Charles could technically use the surname of Mountbatten-Windsor.

However, Charles has held the title of Prince of Wales since he was nine. So based on royal precedent, Charles also has the option of using ‘Wales’ as his surname if he needs one. Similarly, Prince William often used his father’s Prince of Wales title when he needed a surname. While he served the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue Force, William used the title of Flight Lieutenant William Wales.

However, when William married Kate Middleton in 2011, he was given the title of Duke of Cambridge by the Queen. If William ever needs a surname now, he is likely to use the name of Cambridge. William’s two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, use the surname Cambridge while at school.

 

What is Prince Charles last name?
What is Prince Charles last name?

 

What is Prince Charles’ full name?

The Prince of Wales and heir to the throne’s full name is Charles Philip Arthur George.

He is prince of Wales and earl of Chester, duke of Cornwall, duke of Rothesay, earl of Carrick and Baron Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland. Following his father Prince Philip’s death on Friday, he also inherited his titles and became the Duke of Edinburgh.

 

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