December 15, 2010

Royally confused

As often happens on humpday, I started thinking about the Windsor family. You know, Prince Charles, William, Harry, and the gang?

I realized that I don't have a clue what their actual last names are!

My research produced even more puzzling results. Check it out below.

It looks like Prince Charles's full name is Charles Philip Arthur George, and Prince William's full name is William Arthur Philip Louis.

And, Prince Harry's full name is Henry Charles Albert David.

Why on Earth don't they have the same last name?

Did I miss out on that lessen in English that taught us that, like Hispanics, children take their mothers' last names?

Nope, that can't be it either because the late Princess Diana's last name was Spencer.

What the royal hell?!

Does anyone know the answer to this mystery?!

Update: Apparently all of these men share the last name Mountbatten-Windsor, which means that they all have quadruple names + hyphenated last names. That reminds of some people I've met in backcountry NC...who have really feminist moms.

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