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    Posted: 16-May-2015 at 20:57
From http://wwwhuffingtonpost.com July 27,2013:     
There has been much discussion as to what little Prince George's last name is or will be. Some say "Windsor." Some say "Mountbatten-Windsor."
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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-May-2015 at 14:53
In the end, it'll prob only matter to him when he joins the SAS years from now.

Good luck to him and his sis.
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He is "His Royal Highness, Prince George of Cambridge." Surnames are not necessary in his family - only titles.

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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-May-2015 at 21:51
Sid..... his Daddy's name in service was 'Cornet Wales' upon commissioning. With subsequent adjustments in various services he ended a Captain/flight Lieutenant 'Wales'.

His Unkie Harry..similar.

Thus little George will no doubt be either Cornet 'Wales' or 'Windsor' or 'Mountbatten-Windsor'. Or some variation on the theme.

For me that's all that matters.

What he becomes after.. is or will be... a fait accompli...upon his Dad's assumption.
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  Quote Sidney Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-May-2015 at 17:34
Princes William and Henry used the name of the area over which their father has title (the Prince of Wales) as their identifying surname. This is the tradition (except if the father is a prince consort).

Prince William [of] Wales received his title - Duke of Cambridge - shortly before his marriage. His children follow the same tradition of adopting their father's titled area as their surname - [of] Cambridge.

Prince Henry still uses 'Wales' because as yet he has not been granted a titled area to call his own.
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  Quote LeopoldPhilippe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-May-2015 at 20:24
In 1917 King George V officially changed the name of the Royal Family from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to Windsor.
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  Quote LeopoldPhilippe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-May-2015 at 20:02
On July 17, 1917, a royal proclamation issued by King George V declared:   
Now therefore, We, out of Our Royal Will and Authority, do hereby declare and announce that as from the date of this Our Royal Proclamation: Our House and Family shall be styled and known as the House and Family of Windsor.
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  Quote LeopoldPhilippe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-May-2015 at 20:37
In 1960 Queen Elizabeth II proclaimed that she and her children would continue to be known as the House and Family of Windsor, but her descendants other than those who could be entitled to the title of prince or princess or the children of daughters, would bear the name Mountbatten-Windsor.
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  Quote Sidney Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-May-2015 at 11:47
Its the personal choice to use it or not, but it is not the official or legal surname of Prince George (or his father and grandfather)..
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  Quote LeopoldPhilippe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-May-2015 at 20:39
Princess Anne signed herself "Mountbatten-Windsor" on her marriage register in 1973 when she married Mark Phillips.
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  Quote LeopoldPhilippe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-May-2015 at 20:19
It was King George V's private secretary, Lord Stamfordham, Arthur Bigge, 1st Baron Stamfordham who came up with the suggestion of Windsor for the new name of the Royal House.     
Windsor had a long association with the British royalty as one of the royal castles was called Windsor Castle, after the town in which it was built.
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  Quote LeopoldPhilippe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-May-2015 at 19:42
Prince Philip might have been expected to take his paternal dynastic name of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg.      
It was suggested that Philip use his mother's name of Battenberg, which had been anglicized to Mountbatten.
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  Quote LeopoldPhilippe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Jun-2015 at 20:04
The Huffington Post article, July 28, 2013, Prince George: 'Windsor' or 'Mountbatten-Windsor'? expressed:     
Prince Edward declined to have the "titular dignity of Prince or Princess" bestowed upon either of his children. By doing so, he's made it so that his daughter Louise and his son James can be considered the first statutory Mountbatten-Windsors.
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