Where Does Mountbatten Come From? The Royal Baby’s Last Name Has Some Major History

Bustle - 05-08


The Royal Baby is here, and we finally know what to call it! Just a few days after welcoming their new son, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced that they have named their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. It's a beautiful and unique name for a member of the Royal Family, but what surprised many people about the announcement was the public declaration of the baby's last name. Prince Harry's, and his brother William's, last name (or surname, as they say in the United Kingdom) is not often used in the media or in their personal lives, but Mountbatten-Windsor has some major family history behind it.