What will Prince George’s last name be? Royals have weeks to decide on these TWO choices.

What will Prince George’s last name be? Royals have weeks to decide on these TWO choices.

What will Prince George’s last name be? Royals have weeks to decide on these TWO choices
PRINCE George will enrol in school in September, with the very important decision over what his official surname will be still up in the air.
The third in line for the throne is due to attend Thomas’s School, in Battersea, later this year.
As the Queen is the youngster’s great-grandmother, he does not technically need a surname, going by His Royal Highness Prince George.
But he will need a surname for the school register, with speculation rife over what the Duke and Duchess will opt for.
Two contenders have emerged for Prince George – who turned four last week – Cambridge and Mountbatten-Windsor.
Cambridge is a nod to his parents’ title, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, after it was conferred upon them by the Queen the day Prince William married Kate Middleton.
George is also allowed to take the double barrelled surname, as according to the Royal website it states if any members of the monarchy require a surname they can use ‘Mountbatten-Windsor’.
It says: “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 has come into use before, with Princess Anne using it on her wedding certificate in 1973.
The name came about when then Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten in 1947.
It was overlooked for both Prince William and Prince Harry, who were styled as Wales for their schooling and in the military.
It is a nod to their father Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales.
While Prince George’s official surname is yet to be revealed, it is likely his little sister, Princess Charlotte, will also adopt the same when it is time for her to attend the school.
The pair were taken on a rare official visit, accompanying their parents on a tour of Poland and Germany last week.
“The Duke and Duchess have made it clear that they do not wish Prince George’s attendance at Thomas’s to change its aims, values or ethos in any way.
“They would like, as far as is possible, for him to enjoy the same education that all of our pupils receive and for them to join the school community as all of our new parents do.”

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