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Old 04-25-2011, 03:47 PM
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Hub and I were watching a program about the royal family and I asked hub....Do you know the last name of Prince William? Neither of us could pull it up and finally Bill got it, but it took some deep thought.

Do you know? Doubt that many Americans know, except history buffs.

What say, buffs?
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:52 PM
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I looked it up - had never even heard it noted before. Won't spoil it here for others......

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I believe his last name in Mountbatten-Windsor.


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His last name is Wales. I watched a show last night where he introduced himself as William Wales. Wales was also the name on his military uniform.
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His last name is Wales. I watched a show last night where he introduced himself as William Wales. Wales was also the name on his military uniform.
Bill Wales, sounds like a nice guy. I hear they do not have domestic help and want to keep it that way. I wonder if he washes or dries and who bags the clippings.

I think their real last name was German and Queen Victoria changed it to something more Anglicized.

P.S. Just looked it up. The person who said Mountbatten-Windsor is correct but it was changed in Victorian times from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

Someone is going to say...Who cares? The royal family had no real power and it is a financial load on British people and....whatever else the naysayers say.

I just love that there is real royalty and my fairy tales are kinda true.

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Believe it was changed to Windsor (like the castle) in WWI to sever ties with their German cousins.

Mountbatten is Prince Phillip's surname - he was a Prince of Greece and Denmark at birth as a member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glcksburg. He renounced his Greek and Danish titles and changed his surname to that of his British maternal grandparents to marry then Princess Elizabeth in 1947.


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"The royal family had no real power and it is a financial load on British people "

But, just look at the amount of tourists who come to the United Kingdom, in the hope of seeing one our royals. The amount of tourist income is staggering!! Without the Royals, England would not be the same.
The French and Germans envy us our royal family, even though the Germans still have minor royals, no one wants to visit them
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Believe it was changed to Windsor (like the castle) in WWI to sever ties with their German cousins.

Mountbatten is Prince Phillip's surname - he was a Prince of Greece and Denmark at birth as a member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glcksburg. He renounced his Greek and Danish titles and changed his surname to that of his British maternal grandparents to marry then Princess Elizabeth in 1947.


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